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Positive moments in the classroom don’t just spring up out of nowhere. A well-run classroom makes teaching and learning fun for you and your students… something Michael Linsin has spent years studying, practicing, and offering in his guides on his website.
Michael was one of my first interviews on the podcast. It’s among my favorites, and I want to share it again. So in this re-released episode, he offers his amazing tips and insights on best practices for effective classroom management planning and forming relationships with your students, with a special focus on art classrooms.
2:19 – Michael’s #1 tip for being a fun and effective teacher
4:56 – What makes a good classroom management plan and why consequences really don’t matter
7:17 – The most effective way to teach your students the classroom rules
10:30 – How art teachers can find a balance between teaching the rules and teaching the lessons
13:55 – Why you might want to ditch filling out reflection forms as a consequence
16:29 – One important thing that can make running an effective classroom a bit easier
19:36 – How you can still leverage relationship-building with your students even if you have hundreds to teach
22:39 – When to transition away from time-outs and effective consequences for older students
26:19 – Why Michael doesn’t recommend a rewards system for your classroom
30:05 – What you can do to encourage your students to develop a motivation to do the work
32:21 – Why you must follow-through on your classroom management plan
Links Mentioned in the Show:
- Smart Classroom Management
- Smart Classroom Management on Facebook
- The Smart Classroom Management Plan for High School Teachers
- Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers by Michael Linsin
- “What You Learned in School Will Keep You BROKE” – James Wedmore video
- 82 Questions About Art
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It’s a shame the interviewer talked so much about herself. I really wanted to hear what Michael Linsin had to say.
I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like it. This particular podcast is meant more to be conversations about topics between two people about a topic rather than one-sided.