California Standards for the Teaching Profession: Standard Two
2.1 Creating a physical environment that engages all students
2.2 Establishing a climate that promotes fairness and respect
2.3 Promoting social development and group responsibility
2.4 Establishing and maintaining standards for student behavior
2.5 Planning and implementing classroom procedures and routines that support student learning
2.6 Using instructional time effectively
       One of the keys to having an effective classroom is in establishing procedure. I have high expectations for student behavior, and plan to establish those expectations in the development of classroom procedure. In establishing and maintaining an environment where students know and follow expectations, it becomes possible to use the classroom day effectively.
The Great Cookie Bake-Off: A great example of cooperative work in the classroom (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6) "Mistaken Goals": A discussion on misbehavior in the classroom (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5) Notes from a mentor observation on management technique I used in reading groups (2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6)
How can we learn to speak the language of our students and their families? (2.3, 2.4) Excerpts from my journal about a specific behavior issue in teaching (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6)
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