215-452-0333 volunteer@wepac.org

Thank you to all who were part of our large in-service training “class” on January 23rd.  The group brought great questions, ideas and discussed many important topics related to managing a “classroom” (or library!) environment as a volunteer.

First, a broad classroom management training lesson was presented by Mona Kolsky, Rosemont College education professor, graduate teaching supervisor and veteran Philadelphia School District middle school teacher.

A copy of the handouts:

11 Techniques for Better Classroom Discipline

Why Do Kids Ignore What I Say

Dianne’s notes from the session: WePAC Inservice Notes 1.23.12

Recommended resources presented:

*     www.teaching channel.org  A free non-profit teaching resource with excellent video lessons created by teaching professionals.

*     One Spot” method of getting student’s attention (1 minute): https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/attention-getting-signals-one-spot

*     New Teacher Survival Guide” mini-lesson on classroom management (11 minutes): https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/new-teacher-survival-guide-classroom-management?fd=0

The second part of the training involved the class breaking out into discussion groups that each generated solutions to a scenario contributed by one of our WePAC volunteers.


Special thanks to the Lea School’s Principal Bell-Chiles, Maurice Jones, and Linda Kuffler, our fabulous facilitator team, and the library team who helped direct and greet our guests.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the March in-service training!  Please log your ideas on the Lightbulb or e-mail them to WePAC staff.