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How to address student squeeling or tattling

Classroom behaviour management

Update: August 22nd 2015. I see that there is a book of the same title available from Amazon.

Book - Don't squeal unless it's a big deal

Amazon: In this highly entertaining story for young children, kids will learn when ""squealing"" on your fellow classmate is appropriate and when it is merely tattling! Set in a school classroom, the ""kids"" in the class constantly tattle on each other, creating an air of frustration and distrust. As the story unfolds, the teacher, rather than strictly policing the situation, addresses underlying feelings and encourages mutual problem solving. This story helps teach children when to ""squeal"" on important issues and when to work it out alone.
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Do standing desks make children better students?

Is it not important to teach our children how to be more active, from an early age? asks director of the Ergonomics Center at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Mark Benden. A great article on the pros and cons of seated vs standing classrooms, workstations, and desks.

Standing in classrooms
Encouraging movement
Impact of a standing desks
Future of classroom design
Read the full article by Mark Benton
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The Flipped Classroom: Which Tech Tools Are Right For You?

Fantastic. This video from Edutopia's YouTube Channel.
Edutopia is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.
The video asks: Which is the best tool or tools to use?
Answer: Ultimately it depends on you. What technology are you comfortable with. What do you actually have. That's the tool that can be best for you.
I watched the following videos too.
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Queensland Government, Australia - Department of Education and Training

In the first of hopefully some interesting posts is this ICT - Policies category is from the Queensland Government, Australia - Department of Education and Training.
A comprehensive and well developed site.
Smart Classrooms is a comprehensive strategy for digital education in Queensland state schools.
The key to the strategy is that it is student-centric; recognising the demand, from both students and their parents, for seamless movement between learning at school, home, work and play.
Smart Classrooms provides direction for harnessing the learning and business potential of ICT now and into the future.
Areas of interest that require further reading by myself a
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Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers

Dear blog readers,
I have just begun reading the above paper that was published just this week. Already just a few pages in it has provided much food for thought and as such I can already recommend you give it your consideration.
I am reading this paper because:
  • I am interested in how technology can be integrated into the classroom.
  • My school has begun to use flipped classrooms and I wonder what technologies can be integrated into that initiative.
  • I work with K2-G2 students. What digital tools can help me with preparation, production, and presentation of lessons.
  • I have seen many examples of software that is labelled as educational, yet the emphasis seems to be, at face value, on entertainment. Where to find…
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