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Granted Education - Music in the classroom

Music in the classroom

Students often talk & disrupt just to break the silence in the room. An awesome teaching strategy is to acknowledge the silence so YOU take charge. Play background music & explicitly tell the kids that it's on to take out the silence & help them work. This is not rocket science - if you want them to chill out, play chilled out music, alternatively, if you want them active & in group work, play some faster tempo music. As with anything, let them know that if ...

How to help active kids remain engaged and foster curiosity

Writing notes is BORING while sitting in one place. Test out this teaching strategy - Print out the notes, number the points & stick them around the room. Put them in interesting places to get them to find them all (like on the ceiling!) - make learning a treasure hunt! Who doesn't like treasure hunts?! This works a treat for students who find it hard to sit still, dance classes love this activity.

Granted Education - Late

How to positively deal with late students

Having trouble getting your students into the classroom on time? Here's a great teaching strategy - try starting your lesson with a quick funny YouTube clip. It's interesting and laughing relieves stress, boosts your immune system and helps everyone focus on a task! Why don't we do this all the time? My kids love starting our lessons like this and it can help shift a negative mindset.

Granted Education - Wild

How to deal with a wild classroom

How to deal with a wild classroom - Peel the kids off the walls and start with a game! Try starting the lesson with a competition like Left Vs Right. Let them play for 'free time' (time to pack their books in their bag & leave exactly on the bell/play a game/listen to music). Boys in particular love competition! Here's how it works (and it really does!):