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The Year 7 Teachers Essentials
What every Year 7 teacher and their team need to know and do to set up your school for ongoing success.
As the first year in High School, Year 7 can have an incredible impact how students view your school and develop a positive attitude to learning.
It is in this year that the school values and rules can be clearly established, work standards can be taught and perfected, and social patterns developed for continuing growth and achievement.
Far too many schools however miss the chance to set up for high performance right from the beginning of day one term one by neglecting to have their Year 7 teams trained in clear, concise, and consistent ground rules that create the stability needed to really hit the ground running.
This dynamic and highly practical workshop shows teachers how prepare for next year with,
- The four essential values that form the basis for consistent classroom and school rules. (“Values show the need for the rules and the rules explain the values!”)
- How to build connected relationships between teachers and students, and between students themselves. (“You can’t correct if you don’t connect!”)
- Transformative consistency through simple, consistent behaviour basics that all team members know and use.(“Power with rather than power over.”)
- The relentless routines that create the foundation habits that put excellence on autopilot.
(“The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines.” Harry Wong)
- Developing a team approach that is,
- Consistent in language,
- Consistent in response,
- Consistent in follow-up and
- Consistent in consequences.
- Win the playground. (“Duty is never “duty” it is always RBT… Relationship Building Time.”)
- Making early positive contact with parents and helping them understand the demands that their children face in Year 7 and your willingness to support them. (“A little sugar beats a bucket of vinegar!”) Invite them to “The Essential Parent Night”
- A treasure trove of teaching strategies, games, teaching hooks and resources that will set you up with engaged, interested, and motivated students right from day one.