Work hard; play hard!

Work hard; play hard!
Consulting in Maui!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Teacher Free Zone- Teaching Independence

As the year is flying by quickly, we noticed that the students are still needing a lot of adult attention in order to keep moving in a task or throughout the day. So we decided that we would have a Teacher Free Zone Time Zone. We made tents for their desks that have "Teacher Free Zone" on one side and "I can do it on my own" on the other side. This reminds both the students and the adults in the room that they are trying to work on their own and not need attention from the adults, in order to continue with their work. We started with a role playing situation so show them what this looks and doesn't look like. Then we had them do it for two minutes to practice. It was probably harder on our paras, who LOVE to help and make situations easier for the students. So now....we practice and continue to grow in our independence! Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spring brings the bugs out! Blurting and Whining....

Our students made Blurting Bugs and Whiny Worms this week. As you can imagine, this is not a good thing. The kids had fun making the bugs though. We use them though as a visual reminder to the students when they are blurting or whining. The closer it gets to spring the more humor we all need.