Conscious Classroom Management: Bringing Out the Best in Teachers and Students
Classroom management skills are the railroad tracks that allow our train of content to move smoothly down the tracks. Supporting our staff in creating positive learning environments leads to increased staff and student morale, and less instructional time lost on behavioral matters. In this lively, interactive session participants will learn practical, easy to implement strategies for successfully teaching classroom procedures and routines that reduce misbehavior and eliminate wasted time. Participants will discover key ways to increase structure, consistency and calm. Leave with your tool kit overflowing with ideas that will help you create the classroom culture you’ve always wanted. Participants will leave this session with a proven method for connecting with tough students, consistency strategies that keep kids focused and on-task, and techniques for creating smooth and efficient classroom transitions.
Katie Anderson, M.Ed., is an award-winning National Board Certified Teacher and 15-year classroom veteran, teaching all grades K-12 through her work with the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina and Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. She has also served as a mentor teacher, teacher trainer, and curriculum designer within her state and district, including collaborations with NC State University’s Technical Outreach for Public Schools and as a teacher-researcher for the North Carolina Governor’s Teacher Network. On the national level, as an educational consultant with Conscious Teaching, Katie brings her passion and enthusiasm for education and educators to schools and districts across the country. She specializes in providing schools and districts with research-based, easy-to-implement strategies and concepts that help teachers reach all students and improve the effectiveness of their teaching.