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Community in the Classroom: Part 2 (Cooperative Planning)
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This series of lessons is designed to help develop a sense of classroom community through use of group goal-setting, decision-making, brainstorming, peer feedback, positive reinforcement, and positive peer pressure. The lessons will help students create and maintain a supportive environment for learning. Part 1 focused on goal-setting process and practice. In Part 2, students will apply knowledge of the goal-setting process by cooperatively creating a plan to work on group goals.

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Education
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Pat Nystrom
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 1 (Setting Goals )
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This series of lessons is designed to help develop a sense of classroom community. Group goal-setting, brainstorming, peer feedback, group decision-making, positive reinforcement, and positive peer pressure are used to create a safe, supportive environment for learning in the classroom. In Part 1, students are introduced to the goal-setting process. They will practice the first step of the process as they set individual and class behavioral goals.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Pat Nystrom
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 3 (Monitoring Progress)
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This series of lessons is designed to help develop a sense of classroom community through use of group goal-setting, decision-making, brainstorming, peer feedback, positive reinforcement, and positive peer pressure. The lessons will help students create and maintain a supportive environment for learning. Part 1 focused on goal-setting process and practice. In Part 2, students applied knowledge of the goal-setting process and cooperatively created a plan to work on short-term group goals. In part 3, students will monitor the effects of their plan by determining whether short term goals are being achieved.

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Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Pat Nystrom
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 4 (Rewarding Improvement)
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The fourth lesson in a series on improving classroom learning climate, this lesson provides an opportunity to evaluate student progress and to provide positive reinforcement for improvements in behavior. Using a one to ten continuum, students will subjectively evaluate class progress on the ten adjectives listed as class climate goals. After this process, students will publicly recognize those classmates who have helped the class improve or who have personally improved.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Pat Nystrom
Goals, Goals, Goals
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Students will be introduced to the benefits of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process. A group activity with a ball will give students practice in all steps of the process and an opportunity to see the benefits of setting goals.

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Education
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Pat Nystrom
Learning Styles: An Introduction
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Students will read about and discuss learning styles. They will take a pencil and paper assessment to investigate their own learning styles, and practice determining the learning style of others with a story telling activity.

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Education
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Pat Nystrom
Understanding Stress
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Students will learn about short term and long term effects of stress, and play "Stress Attack" to observe physiological responses to stress. Three stress-relieving exercises will be practiced. A simple activity before and after the exercises will demonstrate the effectiveness of the exercises.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Pat Nystrom