Alysia Brunner Mini-Course: Classroom Dojo - How to Create a Mindful Classroom

From KNILT

Meet the Teacher

Hi, my name is Alysia Brunner!

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I graduated with a B.S. in Childhood Education and a B.S. in Geography from SUNY Oneonta in 2018. I am currently a 5th grade teacher at a public school and I’m loving every second of it! When I am not teaching I am a math and ELA tutor and a waitress! I don’t like to be bored! With all of my responsibilities I realize it is key to be very organized! With my limited free time I can usually be found reading a good book or hiking!

If you are like me, I have always struggled with (and probably most of you have too!) trying to find effective ways to manage my classroom! Finding that one or a small group of strategies that worked best! I have finally found it one awesome strategy- Classroom Dojo!

I cannot wait to share my strategies and tools with you!

Classroom Dojo, How to Create a Mindful Classroom

Welcome to Classroom Dojo: How to Effectively use Behavior Management mini-course!

In order to complete this course, you will need a Google account. Please go to www.google.com and create your free account, if you do not have one already. Google allows us to share documents, have open forums and see presentations. As we continue this course you will also need to create a Classroom Dojo account, this is free and more details will follow.

All discussions will take in GoogleDocs and the attached document will bring you to the discussion.

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If we have learned anything from the new NYS Regulations regarding the CO-VID 19 Pandemic, we are beginning to learn and unravel all the tools we have at our disposable- especially the tools we have access to within Google!

Outcomes of this Mini-Course, "I can" Statements

Outcomes of the mini-course

1. I can use appropriate language when talking to student...such as "Let's make a better choice" or point out a student who is doing a stellar job as a positive example instead of calling out students who are not working correctly.

  • This strategy is my favorite and my most used motivational tactic! I teach 5th grade so it works wonders for older classes!

2. I can evaluate my own classroom management skills during the course.

3. I can use strategies to increase classroom management and increase parent-teacher communication.

4. I can use behavior management strategies that will not "shame" a student for being off task, however manage their day on a one to one basis.

5. I can use Classroom Dojo to use appropriate language and phrasing, and lessen the use of "poor"/ student "embarrassing" behavioral charts.

Classroom Dojo Lesson Link, Lesson 1

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1. How do we talk to our students? What behavior tactics and management do you use now?

Participants "I can" statements:

I can use appropriate language when talking to student...such as "Let's make a better choice" or point out a student who is doing a stellar job as a positive example instead of calling out students who are not working correctly.

I can evaluate my own classroom management skills.

Classroom Dojo Lesson Link, Lesson 2

2. What is Classroom Dojo and how can we use it in our classroom?

Please review the slideshow found in GoogleSlides!

Participants "I can" statements:

I can understand new ways to use classroom management in the classroom.

Classroom Dojo Lesson Link, Lesson 3

3. How to effectively use Classroom Dojo in your classroom to improve classroom engagement?

Participants "I can" statements:

I can effectively use Classroom Dojo in my classroom to improve classroom engagement. I can share or teach this new way of classroom management to my colleagues!

Mindfulness Activity for students

Mindfulness Activity Example for Students

"I can" Statements for you (the educator!)

Participants "I can" statements:

I can use Classroom Dojo to use appropriate language and phrasing, and lessen the use of "poor"/ student "embarrassing" behavioral charts.

I can use strategies to increase classroom management and increase parent-teacher communication.

I can use behavior management strategies that will not "shame" a student for being off task, however manage their day on a one to one basis.