Teachers.Net Gazette March 2004 – A WELL-OILED LEARNING MACHINE – EFFECTIVE TEACHING

Useful tips for the start of the year

  • 11/5/08 – This is a charming story of a Kindergarten teacher in the USA. Much of what he suggests is directly applicable or adaptable all the way up to Y6.

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Questions to ask misbehaving children, Fiction Resources, Poetry

Questions to ask and engage with misbehaving pupils Annotated

tags: behaviour

As an alternative to punishment or nagging, a parent/teacher can have the
following dialog with a misbehaving child/student:

Teacher: Do you know why you misbehave (break the classroom rules, roam
around the room, etc.)?

Student: No.

Teacher: I would like to tell you what I think.”

Student: OK.

Teacher: (start guessing to determine which of the four
mistaken goals
a child is seeking. The first 4 groupings of questions
are for the mistaken goals of: attention, power, revenge, and inadequacy.
With experience, you will be able to zero in on the right question to ask,
and when you guess correctly, the child will all of a sudden feel understood,
and then begin to become cooperative. Begin your guess with the nonjudgemental
phrase “Could it be that…”)

Could it be that you want more attention from me?

Could it be that you want to keep me busy with you?

Could it be that you want me to do more for you?

Could it be that you want me to notice you more?

Could it be that you want me to help you more?

Could it be that you want me to come help you more?

Could it be that you want me to do something special for you?

Could it be that you want to keep the class busy with you?

Could it be that you want to be special to the class?

Could it be that you want to be the boss, to be in charge?

Could it be that you want to show me that you can do whatever you want?

Could it be that you want to show me that I cannot stop you?

Could it be that you want to show me that I cannot make you do something?

Could it be that you want to do what you want to do?

Could it be that you want to do it when you want to ?

Could it be that you want to do it when you want to and no one can stop
you?

Could it be that you want to punish me?

Could it be that you want to get even?

Could it be that you want to get back at …?

Could it be that you want hurt me (him, her, them)?

Could it be that you want make me feel bad?

Could it be that you want to show me how it feels?

Could it be that you want to make me suffer?

Could it be that you want to show me how much you hated what I did?

Could it be that you want to show me that I cannot get away with that?

Could it be that you want to hurt me and the other students in the class?

Could it be that you want to be left alone because you cannot do anything?

Could it be that you want to be left alone because you are afraid to fail?

Could it be that you want to be left alone because you can’t be on top?

Could it be that you want to be left alone because you can’t be first?

Could it be that you want to be left alone because you can’t be the winner?

Could it be that you want me to stop asking you to do it?

Could it be that you feel you do not know the answer and do not want people
to know?

Could it be that you just do not want to do it, no matter what?

Could it be that you feel insignificant unless you are the best in whatever
you do?

Could it be that you feel rejected unless everybody likes you?

Could it be that you feel that you must never make a mistake?

Could it be that you feel that you are trying your best and people show
no appreciation?

Could it be that you want to be better than ….?

Could it be that you want to make me feel guilty and sorry for what I did
to you?

Could it be that you do not care about the price you will have to pay for
making me (him, her) feel this way?

Could it be that you want to show me how much smarter you are than me?

Could it be that you feel superior to me when you put me in a position in
which I do not know what to do with you and feel helpless?

Could it be that you are not talking in order to frustrate me (and others)
and make me feel helpless and defeated?

Could it be that you are willing to do anything in order to feel like a
big shot?

Could it be that you want people to feel sorry for you and give in to you?

Could it be that you use sickness in order to have a legitimate excuse for
not living up to your responsibilities?

Could it be that you believe that as a minor you cannot be punished for
stealing or destroying other people’s property?

Could it be that you are very pleased with yourself when you make other
people suffer or feel foolish?

    Here to Create ยป 85 Resources for Fiction Writing

    tags: english.narrative, english.writing, resources

    American Tanka | Poetry in the Moment Annotated

    tags: english.poetry, resources

    • 1/3/08 – Different type of poem: “A tanka is a five-line poem that evokes a single moment with vivid precision and emotional veracity – post by teachinglinks
    A tanka is a five-line poem that evokes a single moment with vivid precision and emotional veracity