First Days of School. Based on the Book. by Harry Wong. What you do the first days of school will determine your success or failure for the rest of the school year. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Harry K. Wong is an award-winning teacher and new The First Days of School 4th Edition, site Edition. by. Harry K. Wong has over 35 years experience in classroom teaching. He lectures to Rosemary, he authored The First Days of School, a best-selling book for.

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My experience and reading tells me that it is a roughly partnership between teachers, community, and government systems, and we forget the responsibility of the last two parties at our peril.


All signs pointed to 'yes': an administrator I respected recommended this book as a good manual on how to approach classroom management from the beginning of the year, it was referenced often as a good starting point for new teachers, it was the same size and shape as Fred Jones' Tools for Teaching. But Harry K. Wong might be a little bit crazy. They self-published this book so they could have complete control over every aspect of it, which means that it's full of their weird adages, rhetoric, and platitudes about being an "effective" versus an "ineffective" teacher.

Some of the stuff in here is good, solid advice, mostly in the middle three chapters classroom management, lesson mastery, and something else I can't remember. I found the "lesson mastery" stuff most helpful-- tips for how to set up a gradebook, how to synch tests to objectives, etc. A lot of the advice in the middle chapters, though, is more suited to teachers of younger kids K-8, maybe even K-5 than high schoolers.

But the first and last chapters were chock full of crazytalk. The first chapter was so vague that I found it almost completely useless.

They talked a lot about what teachers should be sure to do without actually giving any advice on how to accomplish those things. The last chapter and the Epilogue upped the ante-- they went after "pitiful" teachers, "worker-teachers," teachers who dislike in-service meetings, with no mercy. They railed against the American family falling apart and the lack of family suppers.

They tried to inspire but just left me feeling like I'd perused an inspirational wall calendar catalog. The administrators brought the teachers in. People can refuse words. They fed erroneous information to a group of South San Francisco elementary school teachers and watched the teachers make the results come true. New York: Rinehart and Winston. In the spring of the preceding school year. Expectations Give your students more than they expect. I will make the work too hard for you to do.

They were told. When school began that fall. You must not tell the parents that their children are special. You must not tell the students that you know that they are special. Success involves converting people.

The results showed a significant gain in intellectual growth for the 20 percent who were designated special in the primary grades but no significant gains to the undesignated students. Student success is limited only by adult expectations. Pygmalion in the Classroom. Because the teachers believed they had some very special students in the school.

We made no selections based on IQ or aptitude. The expectations of the administrators toward the teachers were stated explicitly. Government Printing Office. What Works: Research About Teaching and Learning. The teachers said. Thus we expect and know that you will do extremely well with these special students. What parents and teachers convey to young people in their formative years as expectations will influence young people to achieve accordingly.

The expectations of the teachers toward the students were conveyed implicitly and were unspoken. The so-called special children were picked at random. As the researchers stated. Department of Education. None of you were designated special over any other teacher. Development Following the original study. Teachers who set and communicate high expectations to all their students obtain greater academic performance from these students than teachers who set low expectations.

Some have been able to replicate the findings. Students tend to learn as little or as much as their teachers expect. It was easy. Conveys positive expectations to all students. Your expectations of your students will greatly influence their achievement in your class. Has a statement of positive expectations ready for the first day of school.

Creates a classroom climate that communicates positive expectations. Has a personal attitude of high expectations. Their entire day revolves around school and their friends. Celebrating the First Day of School must become a tradition of all educational systems. They come to get an education. The more the school. If school does not begin with the proper. The proper day to celebrate in all the schools of a country is the First Day of School.

It is important that students see that everyone is interested in helping them all succeed. Education Week. The more the school and the family are joined as partners in educating young people. Rather it is a day to mock respect.

The Class of failed to graduate 1. Welcome Them to School Just as you go on a vacation with high expectations. In addition to everyone at the school site. This day of celebration must include everyone associated with and interested in the education of the future citizens of the world. It is an exciting time in their lives. The successful education of young people is an interrelated. For some students. Have your name and room number clearly visible on the classroom door along with your personal greeting of welcome.

Have guides in the hall. Nor is it a place reserved for those who can tolerate the drab and dirty look of many schools. Ensures the mental and physical well-being of all students. School is not a place. That school is a place to become successful. Helps organize a First Day of School celebration. You Will All Succeed School is not a place where students come to listen to lectures. Creates an environment for all students to succeed.

Plans a classroom welcome for the first day. That school is a place to gain knowledge. That school is a place to give and receive love. School is a concept wherein students are welcome to learn and enhance the quality of their lives without fear of intimidation or harm. Bring out the school band to play at the curb or near the entrance. Stand at the front entrances of the school.

Let the first message spoken over the public address system be one of welcome and positive expectations for the school year. That we can be responsible for one another. Stand at the bus stop and welcome them on the First Day of School. Hang up a banner welcoming students to school. Haughton High School Welcomes You There is no greater gift one human being can give another than the opportunity to learn and grow in a loving and nurturing learning environment. Have at least one greeter at every entrance so no one will fail to receive a warm.

Hang up directional signs to help students get to their classrooms. Distribute a school newspaper extolling the virtues of the school and the wonderful school spirit of the teachers and the students. Salespeople know they have seven seconds to make an impression. We look at someone and judge status.

A salesperson sees two shoppers approaching. Dress Perception As you are dressed. Make no mistake. We all make judgments. Always dress better than your students. You Are a Walking. But people tend to treat other people as they are dressed.

The effective teacher dresses appropriately as a professional educator to model success. The fact is. Effective teachers know that the clothes they wear and the smile that dresses their face are the first things students see when they are greeted at the door.

It is not what is but what is perceived that counts. In an ideal world. Interviewers tell us they make an initial judgment on an interviewee in 20 seconds. It may not be right. It may not be fair. You will be treated as you are dressed. If you do not care about yourself. You know very well who will get immediate and better service. In the real world.

We often see signs like this one: One of the reasons we have schools is for students to learn what is appropriate. We are walking. By the end of the first or second week.

Your dress. The advantage of looking professional is that it keeps you from self-destructing in the first few seconds. Young people learn what is appropriate in society by looking at their adult role models.

When you walk into class late with a can of soda or a cup of coffee in your hand and a scowl on your face. The key is looking professional. Give a high school student ten days. The important word is appropriately. You are much better off making your dress work for you than allowing it to work against you. Whether we want to admit it or not. Then they come to school and observe the attire of teachers—professionals who are considered middle-class intellectuals with college degrees.

It is imperative that there exists a school or district induction program coupled with a coaching program staffed by dedicated. When you refuse to tolerate teasing in class. And how students behave and achieve in class will determine your success as a teacher. You can also see why some teachers have great difficulty reaching and influencing students—and if teachers cannot reach students. When you allow teasing in class. You can be sure that students notice how their teachers are dressed.

Kids see their parents go to work each day. If you have these four traits. Every time you act. Respect Credibility Acceptance Authority The effective teacher uses these four traits as assets in relating to students.

The experts tell us that teenagers get their values from their friends. You dress for four main effects: The statement that you make influences how the students will behave and achieve in class. It is imperative that the parents get there first. Not only are these teachers unable to reach students.

You can see why the teaching profession has a difficult time gaining respect and credibility. These inadequacies are evident in how they dress. Clothing has nothing to do with students liking a teacher. For when you select your clothes each day. Research reveals that the clothing worn by teachers affects the work. New teachers get their values from other teachers. If you do not know the world. Teachers have a responsibility to encourage learning. Your respect begins with your appearance.

Stand at a major airport and watch passengers disembark from American Airlines. Then you understand about appropriate dress. When people care about you. You expect your students to use appropriate English. Then go to the business district of a large city and observe the dress of the people—the executives. If you want to succeed in the world. And as a professional educator.

Make no mistake about reality. But if you consistently come to school inappropriately dressed. Having observed the world. Clothing Choices If you are appropriately dressed. Dress appropriately because it is very important to know that people care about you. It is likely that many of your students will work for a company that will have offices all over the world.

We live in a competitive. And speaking of support people. Is a role model for students. The entire public can read this message. Thinks and acts globally. Would you have confidence sending your loving child. People in sales. Even criminals have a clear sense of the nonverbal messages people give out. Ask yourself these three questions: I am one of a group of professional. I am one of a group of poor. These latter people conveyed the message that they were in control of their lives.

This message is also conveyed to your students at your school. Your dress announces to the world whether you care or do not care about yourself. Comes to work appropriately dressed. Comes to teach dressed for success. Would a real estate agency hire you dressed as you are? By how you behave. As a teacher. They rejected people who walked erect. In an eye-opening experiment. Walk around and see if your classroom is inviting. Most of us have the common courtesy to greet people at the door.

The effective teacher is deliberately inviting. She also had her students copy a letter and leave it on their desks. These same concepts should be practiced in the classroom at all grade levels. The effective teacher builds relationships with the parents. Refer back to Chapter 7 to see how schools invite parents and children to school before the first day of school.

Parent and Student Letters Cindy Wong then asked each parent to write a note to his or her child and leave it on the desk. There must be people. The parents of 25 out of 30 students came to Back-to-School Night! Cindy Wong. Is the door clearly marked? Are welcome and information signs posted? Are signs written in jargon? Is the first assignment clear and understandable?

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Are there clues that show you care for young people? Some parents explained that their children said they just had to come to get their presents! This resulted in 25 out of 30 students being represented at Back-toSchool Night. Invitational Education Effective teachers have the power and the ability to invite students and colleagues to learn together each day in every class.

What an invitation! The Basis of Being Inviting The basis of being inviting is building relationships. Invite parents to be partners in unleashing the potential of their children.

These are all obvious. We all like to be invited to go shopping. Humanics Trade Group. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. Inviting School Success. This concept was formulated by William W.: It is my personal approach that creates the climate. Avon Books. I can humiliate or humor.

I am the decisive element in the classroom. William W. Haim Ginott. The effective teacher is committed to seeing all people as able. Purkey and is known as invitational education. Teacher and Child. Why Was I Not Invited?

Success Is Easy I have come to a frightening conclusion. Becoming an Invitational Leader. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. Even the outside of the classroom door contributes to creating a welcoming. The goal is changing students. The invitational messages that are extended exist in the minds of the significant people who influence the lives of other people.

Students can refuse words. Students are influenced more by the depth of your conviction than the height of your intelligence.

Effective teachers have the power and the ability to invite students and colleagues to learn together each day in every class. These include teachers. Everyone is special. You Are a Significant Person Invitational education states that all individuals have significant people in their lives. These levels can determine your effectiveness as a teacher. They use expressions like these: Then look at their teachers.

They deliberately demean. Intentionally Disinviting. They know their charges cannot read. This is the bottom level at which a few curmudgeonly teachers operate. Every teacher. Yet these teachers do not complain that they have a bunch of low achievers. All the world is their stage. Some of these students do not even know how to eat.

Children get excited about everything in the world.

Yet they are ready to do anything you want them to do. Unintentionally Inviting. Has an inviting personality. Intentionally Inviting. Intentionally inviting teachers have a professional attitude. They feel that they are well-meaning but are seen by others as chauvinistic. They say things like this: Works at being intentionally inviting. Most important.

Have a great day. They make comments like these: Some teachers are oblivious to the fact that they are negative people. They have a sound philosophy of education and can analyze the process of student learning.

Effective teachers know how to open the door and invite their students to learn. They offer remarks like these: Unintentionally Disinviting. They know what it means to be invitational. These teachers are sincere. Creates an inviting classroom environment. They are usually affable. The heart of education is the education of the heart.

Five Significant Concepts When you look at truly effective teachers, you will also find caring, warm, lovable people.

Effective teaching is all about teacher-student relationships. The easiest way to build relationships with students is to use a well-managed classroom where students are on task, allowing you to spend one-to-one time with them. Students, parents, teachers, everyone thrives on connections. Students need role models.

Students need heroes they can look up to—someone to connect with—and that someone can be a teacher. Significant people understand and use five significant concepts that help people achieve whatever they want in life.

Address Each Student by Name Effective salespeople employ a very simple but valuable technique. They find out your name, introduce themselves to you, and then use your proper name every 7 to 10 sentences when they talk with you. When you address someone by name, you are treating that person with dignity and respect.

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Your name is very important. It identifies and dignifies you. Other people in the world may have the same name as yours, but as far as you are concerned, you are the only person in the world with your name.

It is a name that you can easily hear called above the din of a crowd. And when you hear your name, you pay attention. Salespeople know this when they use your name. You pay attention. You pay attention because you are important! Effective teachers use names, especially when they want a student to do something or behave in a certain way.

Never address a student in an angry or condescending tone. It is imperative that students hear the correct pronunciation of names. You are important enough for me to identify you by name. The average child receives an estimated 12 minutes of attention each day from his or her parents. By age 18, most Americans have spent more time in front of the television than they have with friends or parents.

The average adolescent spends more than three hours alone every day. Loneliness is the number one problem of the elderly, many of whom are afraid to venture out of their homes or apartments. The Carnegie Foundation surveyed 22, teachers. The heart of courtesy is respect for persons. The youngsters may not react or respond, but they resent the lack of courtesy implicit in such treatment. Cultured, polite, and well-mannered people automatically use the word please.

They have learned appropriate behavior. Repetitive use of the word please is important if a child is to learn to use the word please in his or her life. Please is usually used when you ask someone to do something for you. The two just go together. Not using the two together would be like having a knife without a fork, a belt without a buckle, a letter without an envelope. Thank you is the perfect transition; it paves the way to the next request, lesson, activity, or task in class. It makes whatever you want done next much easier.

Thank you. It requires no effort and is even easier than frowning. Smiling uses far fewer muscles than frowning and hence is less tiring to do. But like using please and thank you, smiling is a behavioral trait that is learned. It communicates three things: You are a person who knows the ultimate of hospitality and graciousness. You have that little extra bit of polish or panache that marks you as a cultured person. You feel good about yourself and want others to feel good about themselves, too.

Our Business A smile is the universal language of understanding, peace, and harmony. If, indeed, we want the next generation to have a world of peace and understanding, we need to teach its sign—a smile. Accompany the smile with the name of the person. As you smile and speak, use momentary pauses.

This is called timing. Every performer knows that the key to delivering a speech, telling a joke, or giving a performance is timing. This is the pregnant pause before speaking an important or emotional line or the punch line. Step 4. Ineffective teachers think all they have to do is offer a product. Step 6. They offer this service consistently because they are practicing this same belief on themselves as they increase their own effectiveness in life. Step 8.

Step 2. Are you receiving a smile in return. Effective teachers know they cannot get a student to learn unless that student knows the teacher cares.

Observe the reaction to your smile. It costs nothing. Step 5. Step 7. The sincerest form of service requires no money. The effective teacher never stops looking for ways of being more and more capable. Slight smile. Step 3. Notes in a Lunch Box Love is the reason for teaching.

Years later. Practice this in a mirror. Do this in a calm. Smile as you approach the student. Step 1. The sincerest form of service comes from listening. Effective teachers can help students learn as well as enhance the quality of their lives. When significant people use significant words and actions. Addresses people by name.

Is loving and caring. Thank you for being a positive role model for your students. Chapter 17 How to Maintain an Effective Grade Record System A grade record book must show the results and progress of each student at all times.

Chapter 16 When and How to Take Roll Simplify the roll-taking process so it does not take away from instructional time. Chapter 14 How to Arrange and Assign Seating Arrange seats for the students to accomplish what you want them to accomplish. Chapter 12 How to Have Your Classroom Ready Teachers who are ready maximize student learning and minimize student misbehavior.

Chapter 15 How to Start a Class Effectively Have an assignment ready and posted when the students enter the classroom.

Unit C is correlated with Part 3: The effective teacher is able to organize a well-managed classroom where students can learn in a taskoriented environment. In a study reviewing They practice positive expectations. Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers. Possibly the Most Important Unit in This Book We have identified the single most important factor that governs student learning.

How you manage the classroom is the primary determinant of how well your students will learn. Edmund T.

That is. Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers. Classroom management skills are of primary importance in determining teaching success. Unit C may be the most important unit for you. See the chart to the left.

Carolyn M. They have classroom management skills. The First Days of School is based on the following research findings: Effective teachers have three characteristics: The most important factor governing student learning is Classroom Management. Geneva Haertel. They teach for lesson mastery. Classroom practices and procedures must be predictable and consistent. How to cook a steak is the last thing you need to know. Consistency comes from implementing procedures and routines.

There is no yelling of instructions. The first day of school is the most important day of the school year. Think back to Chapter 1 and the student from the high-poverty school in an at-risk community who said. The students must know from day to day how the classroom is structured and organized.

There are no surprises and no yelling in a classroom where everyone— teacher and students—knows what is happening. Disorganized teachers think only about presenting lessons. It is the teacher—what the teacher knows and can do—that makes the difference in the classroom. If they break a pencil point. The first thing you need to know is how to manage the restaurant. The first thing you need to know is how to have a well-managed classroom and then in Unit D.

Nothing will send kids into orbit faster than letting them suspect that their teacher is disorganized. Based on these findings. If they are tardy. The fact that you have a college degree in English does not make you an English teacher.

The number one factor governing student learning is classroom management. For that. Effective Teachers Manage Their Classrooms The fact that you know how to cook a steak does not make you a successful restaurateur. Effective classroom management practices must begin on the first day of school. In an ineffective classroom. As a result. These activities may include reading.

Unit C will help you accomplish the dual goals of fostering student involvement and creating a productive working atmosphere so you can be a very effective teacher. Learning from Teaching: A Developmental Perspective. In an effective classroom. Foster student involvement and cooperation in all classroom activities 2. The students are working.

Too many teachers do not teach. All materials are ready and organized.

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Classroom management refers to all of the things a teacher does to organize students. Establish a productive working environment A well-managed classroom has a set of procedures and routines that structure the classroom. An effective teacher has every student involved and cooperating in all of these activities and more.

When asked what that means. Brophy and Evertson say. See Chapters 19 and Its display. Classroom management skill includes the things a teacher must do toward two ends: The procedures and routines organize the classroom so that the myriad of activities that take place there function smoothly and stress free.

The store: Its layout. Their management. Needham Heights. A teacher who is grossly inadequate in classroom management skills is probably not going to accomplish much.

Characteristics of a Well-Managed Classroom You expect a department store to be well managed. The Characteristics of a Well-Managed Classroom 1. It is called classroom management. There is relatively little wasted time. You could probably do the same for a restaurant. Students know what is expected of them and are generally successful.

Students are deeply involved with their work.

The climate of the classroom is work-oriented but relaxed and pleasant. Unit C is devoted to getting you up to speed as quickly as possible with everything you need to know about how to get your classroom running and organized for student success.

In fact. I would do things differently. A well-managed classroom has a predictable environment. Establishes consistency in the classroom. Works on having a well-managed classroom. Has a classroom with little confusion or wasted time.

Because you have chosen to manage the classroom environment. According to research. Has students working on task. Both teacher and students know what to do and what is supposed to happen in the classroom. It is the responsibility of the teacher to manage a classroom and to ensure that a task-oriented and predictable environment has been established. It Works So Well. Unit A: Basic Understandings Unit B: Positive Expectations Evertson and Anderson were the first to show the importance of effective classroom management at the beginning of the school year.

Confusion leads to problems.. Ineffective teachers have classrooms that are not ready. They quickly learn to blame everyone and everything else for their problems. They showed that teacher training was essential to achieve better classroom management practices. Teachers who are ready maximize student learning and minimize student misbehavior. The ineffective teachers. Effective teachers prevented problems by implementing a plan at the beginning of the school year. Yet the situation is easy to remedy.

Why Effective Teachers Have a Minimum of Problems The effective teacher has a minimum of student misbehavior problems to handle. Unit D: Through training to become effective teachers. An Experiment in Secondary Classrooms. Unit C: The ineffective teacher is constantly fighting student misbehavior problems.

Click to read Sidebar story: Most Important Words You know very well that if a client calls and you are not ready. The Dining Room Is Ready. The table is set and waiting when you arrive at your reservation time. The Room Is Ready. The Teacher Is Ready. You can expect good service because the staff is rehearsed and trained and has high expectations that you will enjoy your dinner.

The teacher has a warm. Have your classroom ready. When people come to your home for a dinner party. The desks. When your team or group goes out to compete or perform. Implemented group strategies with high levels of involvement and low levels of misbehavior. The ambiance is conducive to a pleasant dining experience.

Communicated clear procedures of participation. When you walk into a restaurant. Because effective teachers had the classroom ready. If you are not prepared for your interview. Selected lesson formats and academic tasks conducive to high student involvement.

Effective teachers are effective because they have far fewer student problems and are therefore able to get their students to work and to achieve. The Staff Is Ready. When the students come to a club meeting. This is obvious. Used time as effectively as possible. The classroom has a positive environment that is work-oriented.

If you are not ready when the teacher calls on you. Prepare the Floor Space Count the number of desks and chairs needed. Spend your time on classroom management of student procedures rather than making your classroom look like a showcase. Have a strategic location ready for students who need to be isolated from the rest of the class. Wait a week or so after the students have the classroom rules and procedures and routines down pat before you allow them to work at the learning center.

They will assist you with your needs. Administrators and custodians are truly helpful people and want quality education for the children as much as you do.

The first week of school should stress large-group organization and student procedures. Ask for needed items well ahead of time. Arrange to have damaged furniture replaced and sufficient furniture brought in to the room. A climate of work is what you want to establish during the first week of school. For this real world. Keep high-traffic areas clear.

This minimizes distractions. Do not be hostile if things are not as you want them. A few bare but clean bulletin boards. Your room should be neat and pleasant. Even if you plan to change your room arrangement during the school year. The following examples. Get to know them. Desks do not have to be in traditional rows. Do not overarrange or overdecorate your room for the opening of school.

Apply and adapt the examples to your grade level and situation. Readiness is the primary determinant of teacher effectiveness. They are not the ogres the negative teachers want you to believe they are.

We teach readiness by modeling readiness: People who are not organized send a loud message that they are not ready to teach. Provide a space for students to hang their jackets. You can relocate it after the first week.Variety: I incorporate a variety of strategies, grouping configurations, and presentation styles in planning lessons.

Discussing rules and procedures 5. Attributes 1. Red is concerned about a disrespectful student in his first hour World History When Mr. Students Who Face the Board Learn More Prepare the Work Area Arrange work areas and desks so that you can easily see and monitor all the students and areas no matter where you are in the room.

Points to Consider in Developing Effective Rules 1. There is no yelling of instructions. If you are not ready when the teacher calls on you.

Store managers manage a store; they do not discipline the customers. Display the feature topic.

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