Category Archives: Classroom Management

Emergency Sub Plans

I think every classroom teacher fears that because of some unexpected and dreadful event they cannot plan for an absence. Moreover, it might be the case that the teacher cannot contact the building to explain what is happening. This was … Continue reading

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More Free and Vetted Materials Added to 63000Resources.com

I continue to maintain and post to the website http://www.63000resources.com. Recently, a number of teacher created Core Knowledge materials were shared with me and I posted these. Likewise, everything I am creating for my own classroom (here) are being uploaded. … Continue reading

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8 Resources for Classroom Management

Below is a small glimpse of my classroom and some of the supports I’ll be using to increase engagement, group students, and keep expectations explicit. Many of the following likely can be purchased—and look prettier—online; but if you are partial … Continue reading

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Instructional Move 1: Text at the Center of Instruction

Positioning text so that it is at the center of instruction is challenging, to say the least. Thus, as part of Core Task Project and Core Task implementation Project trainings, specific moves have been integrated to assist with this goal. The first … Continue reading

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Instructional Move 2: Stop and Jot

The “Stop and Jot” technique is not new to the veteran teacher but likely neglected because of its simplicity. The technique promotes retention and comprehension of content and costs very little classroom time to implement. Stop and Jot works like … Continue reading

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Instructional Move 3: You, Y’all, We

This is more food for thought than anything else. We have all become familiar with the approach “I, We, You.” That is, the teacher introduces a new concept and demonstrates how to do it—the I. Next, children work together on … Continue reading

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Instructional Move 6: Four Corners

If you have taken part in a Core Task Project training, then you know we typically start with the Four Corners activity. The website http://www.facinghistory.org does a nice job summarizing the move as follows: A Four Corners Debate requires students … Continue reading

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