Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Reading Linky and a Couple of Giveaways!!

Don't forget to pop on in and enter my giveaway! Click on the picture below to see all the details! Then read below for Clutter Free Classroom's Summer reading contest and Linky!!!

I am linking up with Clutter Free Classroom in their Summer Reading Contest and Linky!!

Check it out by clicking on the picture below you can win a $15 amazon gift card and a copy of Ron Clark's newest book!!

The book that I will be re-reading this summer and that I totally recommend to EVERY teacher. It is called  Setting Limits in the Classroom. This book is an amazing book for classroom management. I have had many interns in the past as well as been the mentor to many new teachers and I always give them a copy of this book. When my daughter began teaching it was the first book I gave to her.

This book is a clear cut description of children's behaviors and ways to be firm yet fair when it comes to classroom management. One piece of advice that I took from this book that is always the first piece of advice I give to my interns and new teachers is that when you are giving directions to students you never end the sentence with "OK?" because that it inadvertently telling them that there is another option if what you are telling them to do is not "OK" with them. I replaced "OK?" with what I really meant and that was "do you understand?" so instead of saying "I want you to sit on the carpet criss-cross applesauce hands in your lap, OK?" I now say "I want you to sit on the carpet criss-cross applesauce hands in your lap, do you understand?" I came across this book my first year teaching, 12 years ago and it taught me how to be effective in my classroom management.

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