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EL_PLC Newsletter- Managing Learning Experiences

Hello there! After all the research we have all contributed to our very first PLC Week, here is a visualization of all the tiny nuggets we got from everyone!

You’re Funnier Than You Think: Using Humor in the Classroom
facultyfocus.com

You’re Funnier Than You Think: Using Humor in the Classroom

"- Be funny: even though it is challenging and not for everyone, facilitators should not be afraid to employ it.
- Bring in humorous content: it promotes content retention.
-Funny images and short videos can do the heavy lifting for you"

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Five Techniques for Dealing with Problem Students and Other Classroom Challenges - Faculty
facultyfocus.com

Five Techniques for Dealing with Problem Students and Other Classroom Challenges - Faculty

"- Express empathy: repsect students' freedom of choice and avoid superior/inferior relationship
- Develop discreprancy: help students see how certain choices affect their ability to reach the stage they want to be at.
- Avoid arguments: don't argue it evoke's resistance
- Roll with resistence: invite new ways of thinking and evoke solutions from students
- Support self-efficacy: persuade students that it's possible to chnage their own behaviour.

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Classroom Transitions – A Teachable Skill – Margaret Howard
margarethoward.com

Classroom Transitions – A Teachable Skill – Margaret Howard

"- Don't assume students know how to make the transitions- teach students transition expectations including expected behavious
- Build clear boundaries between activities. Announce the end of one activity before announcing a new one.
- Organize the classroom ahead of the session' put all resources where they are reachable. Also ensure seating is aligned with the day's activity
- Prepare students by reinforcing time expectations for each activity"

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Education World: I Found My 'Teacher Voice' and Transformed My Classroom
educationworld.com

Education World: I Found My 'Teacher Voice' and Transformed My Classroom

"- Agree with students on routines and behavious that you share.
- Have consequences for norms broken and ensure you follow through.
- Maintain a balance of silence and firmness (Quiet command)"

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Preparing for Class  | Center for Teaching and Learning
ctl.yale.edu

Preparing for Class | Center for Teaching and Learning

"A Five-Stage Game Plan for Section
Stage 1: Get students ready to learn
Stage 2: Present new material (if necessary)
Stage 3: Let students engage material
Stage 4: Debrief that engagement
Stage 5: Prepare for the next section"

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5 top tips to enhance your students' experience
jisc.ac.uk

5 top tips to enhance your students' experience

"- trust the student voice: they are our best source of data, and we should believe what they tell us about their experience
- at the same time, don't be overly reactive to dissatisfaction. Take what students say, and do further research to identify the root cause "

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americanenglish.state.gov

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Classroom Management II – Giving Instructions | People-Places-Things
pptpdx.com

Classroom Management II – Giving Instructions | People-Places-Things

"Two simple rules to keep in mind when you are giving instructions:
- Instructions must be comprehensible to the students
- Instructions must be logical

Before you start giving out your instructions, try and ask yourself these questions:
- What should the students do in order to successfully complete this activity?
- What is the most important information that I am trying to convey?
- Which information should come first, which information should come last?"

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Time Management Strategies for Faculty, Adminstrators
facultyfocus.com

Time Management Strategies for Faculty, Adminstrators

"* Before taking on your lesson plan, already know what you want out of that class and plan accordingly
*Prioritize each section on the lesson plan, scheduling more time in your mind for the key things you want out of that class"

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Time Management Strategies | Scholastic
scholastic.com

Time Management Strategies | Scholastic

"*Plan more carefully about transitions so not too much time is wasted
*Schedule classroom breaks to minimise people leaving class at random teaching moments
*Have students acting as designated teaching aids to handle logistics, collecting and distributing aids etc"

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