Weekly Digest #75: Classroom Management - Teaching Students Appropriate Behavior and Building Relationships
Get ready for some resources you can listen to on your commutes or while taking a stroll around the neighborhood! In this digest, we present 5 resources to help you improve your class management skills, including how to build relationships with your students to improve the classroom environment. All of these resources are great for teachers, but parents may find some of them interesting too! And, since Yana and Megan are starting the Learning Scientists Podcast and preparing to release the first episodes this month (!!), we've been listening to a lot of educational podcasts. For our readers who like to listen to podcasts, or who aren't yet in the podcasting world but want to join in, the resources today are all podcasts you can listen to. You can listen to these on the web at the links provided, or search for them wherever you get your podcasts. Don't have a podcasting app you like yet? This article provides a review of a number of podcasting apps for the iPhone (one of us uses Overcast and loves it). This article provides some info about podcast apps for Android.
1) Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right by Jennifer Gonzalez, @cultofpedagogy, Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
Jennifer Gonzalez interviews Michael Linsin about implementing a classroom management plan for the school year. You can find other classroom management resources by Michael Linsin at his website, www.smartclassroommanagement.com.
To find this on your podcast app, search Cult of Pedagogy and then look for episode 48 (aired August 7, 2016).
BONUS: Check out another similar episode on Cult of Pedagogy about classroom management problems. This is episode 45 on Cult of Pedagogy (aired May 26, 2016).
James Sturtevant and Andy Jados, a principal, chat about classroom management problems they've experienced they how they have solved them.
To find this on your podcast app, search Hacking Engagement and then look for episode 3 (aired June 24, 2016).
3) Speaking of Psychology: Disciplining children effectively by American Psychological Association, @APAScience
Audrey Hamilton interviews Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, about the best ways to discipline children at a variety of ages based on psychological science. Teachers and parents both may find this interesting.
Speaking of Psychology is a fantastic evidence-based podcast that covers many other important topics such as keeping the brain fit, how to talk to teen boys about dating and sex, understanding mass violence, the good and bad of peer pressure, preventing suicide, and more!
To find this on your podcast app, search Speaking of Psychology and then look for episode 15 (aired September 24, 2014).
Developing relationships with students can help with classroom management (see this article from Education Leadership). But how do we build relationships with our students? James Sturtevant shares the importance of building teacher-student relationships, has some great ideas about becoming more approachable.
To find this on your podcast app, search Hacking Engagement and then look for episode 4 (aired June 24, 2016).
5) Five Ways to Get Young Children to Sit Down and Shut Up, Well Sort of… by Rae Pica, @raepica1, with Ellen Galinsky, Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D, and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed., Teacher’s Aid Podcast
This brief podcast contains information about helping young children develop self-control. This one may be of interest to teachers and parents!
To find this on your podcast app, search Teacher's Aid and then look for episode 4 (aired September 10, 2012).
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