Setting Expectations on the First Day of School
Lesson Objective: Students help make classroom rules on the first day of school
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  1. What is Mr. Bell's purpose behind his greeting of students beyond being cordial or nice?
  2. See how the "noise-o-meter" helps establish expectations How does Mr. Bell involve students in making the classroom rules?
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  1. What is Mr. Bell's purpose behind his greeting of students beyond being cordial or nice? Mr.Bell is making an effort to acknowledge each student and showing the students they have his attention.
  2. See how the "noise-o-meter" helps establish expectations How does Mr. Bell involve students in making the classroom rules? The "noise-o-meter" signals students about voice levels and indicates Mr. Bell's expectations.  
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What is Mr. Bell's purpose behind his greeting of students beyond being cordial or nice?

  • When Mr. Bell understands where his students are at emotionally or mentally he is able to gauge the way he interacts with those students on that particular day. For example, if one of his students are in a bad or sad mood he will ensure that his attitude towards them is kind and helpful. 

See how the "noise-o-meter" helps establish expectations How does Mr. Bell involve students in making the classroom rules?

  • Mr. Bell utilizes the "noise-o-meter" and places the ball where he expects the students' noise level to be. This way, the students understand the expectations for the assignment and will be able to stay on task. Additionally, Mr. Bell gives out rewards for those following the noise level rule which can be an incentive for other students to keep down their voices and stay on track with the assignment. 
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1. What is Mr. Bell's purpose behind his greeting of students beyond being cordial or nice?

 Mr. Bell wants to show that he is engaged and ready to start the day. He is showing each student that they matter, and that he is genuinely interested in them. By acknowledging each student, Mr. Bell is actively involved in making a connection with each student. 

See how the "noise-o-meter" helps establish expectations? How does Mr. Bell involve students in making the classroom rules?

 A "noise-o-meter" is a great way to have a visual aide of what is expected regarding noise level in the classroom. The students have a clear and concise guide showing what is acceptable and what is not. It provides a way for each student to be an active participant in contributing to classroom management. When students have a clewr understanding of what is expected, they are more likely to act accordingly. 

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He greets each student and as they respond he engages them to let them know that he actually cares about their response. As he established the rules, he allowed the kids to have an input, which ensured they have buy-in when time comes to enforce them. The enitre time he maintained control and and engaged.

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  • Summary

    Winner of the 2007 Teaching Award for primary teacher of the year (east midleands), Andy Bell shows behavior expert John

    Summary

    Winner of the 2007 Teaching Award for primary teacher of the year (east midleands), Andy Bell shows behavior expert John Bayley how he handles his new Year 6 class on the first day of term, in this short video on classroom-management and pedagogy.
    Andy uses praise and rewards to encourage good behavior, with impressive results. He's clear about what he expects from his students, establishing respect and fairness from the start.
    By using a series of signals for attention and devising a football noise-o-meter system for monitoring sound levels, the pupils understand what's expected of them and what the rules are for listening.
    Andy then introduces fun activities to ease the class into learning and remind them of school routines.

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