Mindful Classroom Management – As easy as 1-2-3-4-5!

The Mindful English Classroom

Mindful Classroom Management – As Easy as 1-2-3-4-5!!

Every year at the beginning of the year, students are expected to make a Social Contract with each of their teachers. Students brainstorm a list of do’s and don’ts for the class and then each students signs it in agreement. I love students who take the initiative in their own learning process, but I started to notice that the items the students listed were the same ones, over and over again. Be Respectful, Be Prepared, Come to Class on Time, etc… Obviously, they already knew what behaviors are expected in class.

I decided to try something different. Instead of Class Rules, I have Classroom Expectations. I number them 1 to 5 and they are as follows:

1. Be Mindful
2. Be Positive
3. Be Careful With Your Words (especially about yourself)
4. Do YourBest
5. Take a Breath

Like any classroom management…

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Mindful Activities in the Classroom – Physical Literacy

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