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|SIX WORDS THAT CAN TRANSFORM A CLASSROOM
by Rosemary Brittain, The Bus Stop Blog
I substitute taught for a second grade teacher once who taught me six very valuable words, “I’m looking for my best students”. Addressing a rather chaotic class, she did not yell over the din, but spoke in a normal, upbeat tome. Her works instantly transformed the classroom.
When I walked into Ms. Order’s classroom at 11:00 a.m. (15 minutes before she was due to leave), I heard her say these six little words to a group of second graders who were transitioning from one subject to the next. The children were moving about the room, putting things away, picking thins up, talking, sharpening pencils, and generally being noisy. Their teacher stood at the from of the room and cheerfully said, “I’m looking for my best students.” Within a matter of moments, the room fell completely silent. Students took their seats quietly, sat up straight with hands folded on top of their desks, and gave the teacher their full attention. I was stunned.
Obviously, the teacher had used this tactic many times in the past, because the children know the drill well. However, I found that it works even if the children do not know the drill. I have used these six little works when substituting for elementary PE teachers, art and music teachers, and all elementary grades pre-K through 5th. The key is to explain up front what “best students” look like. I usually write my expectations on the board when I arrive. They read something like this:
Ms. Brittain’s Best Students:
Sometimes I have rewards for my best students, such as colorful new pencils or cute eraser, but not necessarily. I always tell them about the special note I leave for their teacher listing all of my best students ( and I do). I find that students really want to be labeled “best student” , and they strive to be on the “best students” list.
So, when faces with an unruly classroom, try saying, “I’m looking for my best students”, in your most cheerful voice, and see what happens. As long as your have explained what your “best students” look like, these six little words could transform your classroom.
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