Episode 14: The Do's and Don'ts of Class Time Before A Break
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While nearly everyone at a school, from the students to the faculty, looks forward to long weekends and breaks from the daily grind of school, almost no one likes the task of planning what to do and keeping a classroom running smoothly in those minutes leading up to those days off.
In this week’s episode, Danielle and Nicole go over the do’s and don’ts of classroom management during one of the most challenging times of the year: the days right before a long break. It can be tempting for students and teachers alike to take the days leading up to break less seriously than typical class time. Make the most of that time by planning lessons that work for the time of year, and make sure that students will be able to adapt back to life post-break with ease by keeping consistent with your rule sand expectations. Need ideas for how to make that happen? We’ve got tips for not just surviving but thriving in the classroom for those final minutes leading up to break.
In this episode you’ll hear:
• Why rules and structure need to remain
• How to acknowledge the break without letting it ruin your lesson
• How to use the upcoming break for inspiration for your lesson
• Ideas for what types of lessons work really well (and what to avoid doing) on the days before breaks
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