How I Used a Classroom Version of PBIS to Manage Classroom Behavior

A few years ago, I was presented with a set of classes that were somewhat challenging. All of my previous classroom management strategies just did not seem to work with this crew. I wrecked my brain (and the internet) to research other alternatives. As a high school teacher, I never shied away from using elementary …

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Implementing Interactive Student Notebooks Part 2: Adhesives

Now that you have decided on what you are going to as your ISN, it’s time to decide how you are going to adhere the handouts, foldables, etc. As with the notebooks, your choice of adhesives will depend on what works best for you and your students. ADHESIVE CHOICES Glue Sticks: Although this is my …

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Implementing Interactive Student Notebooks Part 1: Introduction & Choosing a Medium

I first began researching Interactive Sudent Notebooks during the summer of 2008. I was about to enter my fifth year of teaching and I was frustrated with the lack of organization skills and the apathy that my students had towards turning in notebooks. I would only have half the class turn in the notebook. And …

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