I send a boy outside and fill out a 'time out form" for defiance, and a young lady that would not hush-focus-work and I had her call her mother immeadiatly. both of these in one class. I needed to get caught up on a few things and Bill Nye saved me.
Today's best practice: Have daily Starter Tasks/Questions (Academic openers) and make the 1st item to update a calender (or planner) beginning of EVERY PERIOD. Pictured below is my Starters board( I have 3 sliding boards up front)
Our school long ago agreed that we will have our print shop produce a student calendar planner, which includes their hall pass on the back cover, and all teachers will have the following posted for daily use: STARTERS (ACADEMIC OPENER), LEARNING GOAL, HOMEWORK, PLAN FOR THE DAY.
Hope this helps,
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