Fall 2016

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EDUCATION INSPIRATION 12 ATPE NEWS FOR MORE CLASSROOM IDEAS, FOLLOW ATPE ON PINTEREST Looking for classroom inspiration? You've come to the right place! In this department, we highlight fun and inspiring educational activities found on social media. This issue features classroom management activities. Classroom Management Tips Is your classroom overrun with tattlers? This cute "tattle monster" serves as a repository for student complaints, so you don't have to spend class time handling them. This "helping hand of the day" technique will keep your students involved in the classroom. Rotate helpers daily so that all students can participate equally. These talking sticks help students know when it's their turn to speak. Use the "My Turn" sign to indicate that you're not taking questions and the "Your Turn" sign to let them know it's ok to raise their hand or make comments. 3 Turn listening into a classroom competition with this simple game. Sweeten the pot by giving your students a small reward if they're ahead at the end of the week. 4 2

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