Elementary Science

Classroom managment with interactive science

Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:10 PM

What is the best way to make science interactive and fun but still have classroom managment implemented?

Mercy Aguayo
Mercy Aguayo
285 Activity Points

Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 AM

I am a first semester student teacher and I am working with some terrific teachers. I will tell you how they are able to handle their students and keep things moving at a nice pace without many distractions or incidents. At the beginning of the year the students, along with the teachers all came up with a set of rules that they all agreed upon. Next, the teachers have created a demerit system. The students are given demerits for bad behavior ranging from talking, not being on task, disruptive, etc. If they accumulate a certain number in a week, they have privileges taken away. Usually some sort of fun activity or treat (no science lab/experiment). Conversely, the children that exhibit good behavior are noted and given merits. If the student accumulates enough merits, they are given the privilege of choosing a prize. Usually something that involves time off from school work, rules, or a treat. It seems to work very well and they have some of the most well behaved classes I have ever seen. But, the students still have a good time and are able to enjoy the experiments and classroom activities. Good Luck!

Tracy Galle
Tracy Galle
310 Activity Points

Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:50 PM

I would agree with Tracy. I am a student teacher currently and for what I have seen in the classroom is students taken out during the time of the activity. I would say it is only for a certain amount of the lesson. My mentor teacher also uses Class Dojo to help with giving conduct marks if needed and positive rewards as well. Once a week if the student got no Dojo marks they get to have extra time during recess. Good Luck!

Stefanie Thews
Stefanie Thews
435 Activity Points

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