Entries by cdodds

TT011 The 3 elements of effective feedback (Food for Thought)

Stream Podcast / Subscribe on iTunes / Subscribe on Stitcher What’s the best way to give feedback? Colin and Michelle talk about a framework for delivering feedback to your students that communicates strengths and weaknesses in a way that students are receptive to hearing. Show Notes: Download our new PDF: 44 Ways to Check for Understanding at www.teachertactics.com/understand [0:56] […]

TT010 6 Ways to Check for Understanding (Progress Check)

Stream Podcast / Subscribe on iTunes / Subscribe on Stitcher Frequent checks for understanding can make learning a lot easier for you and your students. Colin and Michelle outline six simple ways to assess learning, including a few ways to check for understanding instantly, and strategies that provide feedback for your students. Show Notes: Download our new PDF: 44 […]

TT008 How to discipline or persuade students without power struggles (The House Always Wins)

Stream Podcast / Subscribe on iTunes / Subscribe on Stitcher Do you give your students options? Colin and Michelle explain why giving choices can be a win-win for you and your students, and how it can avoid complaints, power struggles, and stand-offs. Show Notes: Segment: Tactic Time [0:47] Colin convinces Michelle that the house, indeed, always wins [1:00] The […]

TT007 How to use engaging assignments to eliminate behavior issues (A Very Long Engagement)

Stream Podcast / Subscribe on iTunes / Subscribe on Stitcher The best defence is a good offence: Colin and Michelle discuss three simple ways to increase student engagement in your class, which improves motivation and reduces the need to resort to negative discipline. Show Notes: Segment: Tactic Time [0:47] The simple twelve-word sentence that encapsulates this tactic [1:28] Why […]

TT006 Why compassion is the best way to deal with behavior issues (Love Is All You Need)

Stream Podcast / Subscribe on iTunes / Subscribe on Stitcher Try a different approach. Colin and Michelle explain why it’s best to approach behavior issues with love and compassion, how it can strengthen relationships with your students, and how it can reduce the amount of times you need to resort to discipline. Show Notes: Segment: Tactic Time [0:49] Why compassion […]

TT005 The best desk placements for classroom management (The Danger Zone)

Stream Podcast / Subscribe on iTunes / Subscribe on Stitcher Are you taking full advantage of your classroom layout? Colin and Michelle talk about the benefits and drawbacks of different styles of desk placement, and then explain why different types of teacher movement are so important for classroom management. Show Notes: Segment: Tactic Time [0:56] The goal of desk […]