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:
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.