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“I have used all of your techniques…..they do work!”

I teach Kindergarten and have used all of your techniques…..they do work! I especially love using different noise makers. I have purchased various stuffed birds with calls…when I push the button the children love hearing their calls and quiet down immediately. I have a train whistle, bell, bird whistle, click beetle, and many others. My advice…..start collecting!

Jill

“You’ve given numerous strategies in 5 minutes. Thanks for your generosity.”

Wow! So many people have gained so much from your video! Teachers are time poor. A quick grab of effective ideas is what we all need. So often professional development training is a waste of time; you may get one little gem from a whole day of training. You’ve given numerous strategies in 5 minutes. Thanks for your generosity. It will come back to you a thousand fold.

Mary – Ann

“It’s always amazing to me how you deliver such awesome, effective ideas in such a short time”

Excellent ideas; it’s always amazing to me how you deliver such awesome, effective ideas in such a short time. The greatness of it is that in a quick snippet of time, I can gain a new technique or procedure that helps bring order to my classroom!

Tish

“I appreciate all of your ideas and the various ways that you make them available.”

Rob, Thank you for this quick video It was full of great ideas. It was short enough that I will actually watch it, instead of putting it in the “do do later stack” (which seems never to get done). I appreciate all of your ideas and the various ways that you make them available.

Thanks!Jennyspecial education teacher for students with emotional behavior disorders. 5th-8th grade public school California( in the rural community in the foothills. Gold Country

Jenny

“excellent, ticking all the boxes.”

It is astonishing to see how this short videos are going to help many, many teachers, including myself. You need to listen to them over and over again until we get the message. The results? Exactly what Rob says: excellent, thicking all the boxes. Many thanks indeed.

Gloria Thomas

“A big happy SMILE- is a good way to start a day”

Great Vid. The best way to get their attention is to make your lesson interesting. Good Leadership, that will inspire , motivate and influence people, with good comunication skills that will facilitate change to our listeners. A big happy SMILE- is a good way to start a day:)

Emir

“WOW, I am so pleased I found you Rob!”

WOW, I am so pleased I found you Rob. I am going to start these ideas in the classroom asap. I have tried to access the “BANK OF BEHAVIOUR (DOLLAR)” printout but I cant find it. The link leads me to Lesson-Ology and I cant find it there. Please please tell me where I can print this off, as this would be awesome for our students to take home after a time of best behaviour.

Thank you

:)

Jan

“As a first Year Relief Teacher I find this site invaluable in helping me become a better and more confident Teacher.”

Thank you so much!! I used many of these ideas in class and had a wonderful day with my students. As a first Year Relief Teacher I find this site invaluable in helping me become a better and more confident Teacher.

Jess

“I had to teach a one hour interview lesson yesterday and was told that they thought the lesson was super and they loved my enthusiasm! I got the job!”

I would just like to say that since I started following the principles in your materials, I have seen a vast improvement. I had to teach a one hour interview lesson yesterday and was told that they thought the lesson was super and they loved my enthusiasm! I got the job!

Diane Greene

“Wow, what a good reminder. “

I have always done this and have always gotten the respect that I’ve wanted. However, I had forgotten that this was a crucial part of gaining control of my students. I just knew that it worked so I repeated it year after year.

Priscilla

“It’s great how you model the way we should interact with the students – firmly but always with respect. “

Thanks so much Rob. Fantastic way to create a calm and secure learning environment for all the students. It’s great how you model the way we should interact with the students – firmly but always with respect.

Marion

“It’s so easy to feel lost for what to do when faced with a difficult class but these concrete suggestions are great.”

Fantastic advice as always, thank you Rob. It’s so easy to feel lost for what to do when faced with a difficult class but these concrete suggestions are great. I’ve shared it on the page of an esl community I’m a member of. Thank you!

Julia Greef

“Your examples of non-confrontational conversations made it real and easily applicable”

This hallway strategy is a must for every class coming into the room throughout the day! Young students must be aware of their purpose for learning before walking in! Your examples of non-confrontational conversations made it real and easily applicable. Having a friendly approached to those few who have not settle as quick as the rest shows all the level of respect that is expected and demonstrated. Thanks a bunch for your genuine approach! So helpful!!

Norma G

“A treat to see and hear someone else give GREAT advise to those who haven’t yet mastered the skills of classroom management.”

I’ve been in the educational field for over 40 years and always had great classroom management. A treat to see and hear someone else give GREAT advise to those who haven’t yet mastered the skills of classroom management.

Sharlene Asendio

“Many thanks for all these really helpful life-savers!”

Very many thanks. I have given myself trouble by letting kids into the room in a restless state with inevitable waste of teaching time. Your advice on calming them down in a positive, non-confrontational way and building rapport is very timely. Many thanks for all these really helpful life-savers!

Philip Rozario

“I am ready to try your tips tomorrow”

I really enjoyed watching your classroom management video. I am ready to try your tips tomorrow. I think that stating the positive and have them realize that you care about things they care as well, opens a line of communication in a common ground setting. Thank you for the great advice!

Marta

“The noisy kids at the back got curious and stopped talking”

Thanks! I tried doing a little chit chat and it really works. The noisy kids at the back got curious and stopped talking. When they asked what we were talking about, I told them it was a secret but if they keep quiet, in time I’ll tell them. They entered the classroom quietly and the class was not as noisy.

Jo Anne Cabale

“It made my naughtiest student as quiet as a mouse!”

Thank you so much for the superbly wonderful videos! I benefited a lot from your creative secret agent method! It made my naughtiest student as quiet as a mouse! THANK YOU…

Yasaman Shafiee

“They entered the classroom quietly…”

Thanks! I tried doing a little chit chat and it really works. The noisy kids at the back got curious and stopped talking. When they asked what we were talking about, I told them it was a secret but if they keep quiet, in time I’ll tell them. They entered the classroom quietly and the class was not as noisy.

Jo Anne Cabale

“Have been teaching almost 25 years now It was like a first time perfect lesson.”

I was surprised how effective the stopping at the door turned out to be They were flabbergasted and I felt really powerful as to ‘it s my classroom and there my values rule’ Have been teaching almost 25 years now It was like a first time perfect lesson.

Greek Digger

“You gave me back hope”

Excellent. Thanks Rob, I thought I had lost the touch with the little ones. I have started to work with elementary after years of teaching English to adults, but you gave me back hope. Wishing it will work soon and easy.

Patty Romero

“It feels like you’ve been standing outside my classroom”

It feels like you’ve been standing outside my classroom…Great strategies offered here! I will begin using them immediately! What is the best approach for getting admin and security on board with these ideas? Our school’s policy is to “get in a classroom!” We need to change that to “Please line up outside your classroom.” It does indeed take a village… Thanks again for the strategies.

HTMS110

“Excellent ideas. Love the concepts. I love the idea of giving the students a physical task to do to see who will follow directions… “

Excellent ideas. Love the concepts. I love the idea of giving the students a physical task to do to see who will follow directions and then using this activity to seat them accordingly. This is much quicker than putting them in alphabetical order and waiting to see who the behaviour problems are. I won’t be able to do this in the hall, but I will find a way to use these

Cay Galloway

“A treat to see and hear someone else give GREAT advise to those who haven’t yet mastered the skills of classroom management.”

I’ve been in the educational field for over 40 years and always had great classroom management. A treat to see and hear someone else give GREAT advise to those who haven’t yet mastered the skills of classroom management.

Sharlene Asendio

“Thanks for this very valuable lesson.”

Such an affirming and psychologically appropriate way of managing a very common scenario. And remind teachers to try and be at the door promptly, instead of lingering over their coffee. Thanks for this very valuable lesson.

Helen O’Toole

“Clear and simple reminder of settling techniques.”

Clear and simple reminder of settling techniques. Our Senior Leadership Team requires all junior classes to line up before entering a classroom so making it a school-wide expectation does help.

Liz

“I had forgotten that the positive statements still have and need to be in place for success of any behavior plan.”

Thank you for the reminders of positive statements. We use CHAMPs as a school wide behavior program and I had forgotten that the positive statements still have and need to be in place for success of any behavior plan. Thank you again.

Tanya

“Having learned your simple but smart strategies and the planning that comes with them, I can now put more structure to what I do”

Thanks, Rob! I’ve instinctively done some of the strategies you suggested but not with the same finesse and thoroughness. Having learned your simple but smart strategies and the planning that comes with them, I can now put more structure to what I do and, hopefully, become more effective. I’ll share this with other teachers. Most generous, you are:-)

Leonor lake

“Thank you for helping me to be in more control.”

Rob, thank you very much for sharing your experience and reminding of these simple but effective things to do. Students’ behaviour (or actually my inability to control it) is so frustrating that at times it feels that nothing can help. Thank you for helping me to be in more control.

Natasha Grydasova

“I totally want to get out of the dark cave. Thank you again.”

Thank you so much for the video,i have been experiencing this kind of problem, where in class the kids don’t listen to me, I totally don’t have control over the majority of the class. I definitely want to listen to the next video because to me the first video is like being in a dark Cave and have been shown the bright light on how to get out of the cave. I totally want to get out of the dark cave. Thank you again.

Eunice

“it’s going to be an enjoyable time for all. Thanks so much.”

I love working from a happy and positive perspective, no matter with whom I am working. I agree that it models not only my expectations, but it’s going to be an enjoyable time for all. Thanks so much.

Jacquilyn

“Starting tomorrow I’m returning to what worked in the past.”

I’ve been struggling with this year’s class since October. Thanks for the reminder that I need to go back to that personal greeting at the door. I realized that I have been ignoring it because I felt I needed those few extra moments to finish something before the students came into the room. Starting tomorrow I’m returning to what worked in the past.

Linda

“There are so many things I have learnt over the last few months thanks to you”

Many thanks for yet another very clear and persuasive video! There are so many things I have learnt over the last few months thanks to you and the fabulous presenters you have invited … hopefully, one day, I’ll get where I need to be so that the students can enjoy learning and can make progress…

Marycathrin

“Brilliant! Win -Win!”

Thanks, I like the fact that the students are given opportunities to demonstrate self control and are rewarded for doing so, and also those who have not mastered this or who may have issues that prevent mastery, are supported in a positive manner! Brilliant! Win -Win!

Lynn

“Fantastic way to create a calm and secure learning environment for all the students”

Thanks so much Rob. Fantastic way to create a calm and secure learning environment for all the students. It’s great how you model the way we should interact with the students – firmly but always with respect. Looking forward to the next video

Marion

“Your startegies work wonders! “

Thank you so much Rob for what you are doing for the profession. I am a retired teacher but I still read your articles and watch your videos because I am the president of a knitting club ( yes!!) and they are the noisiest group I have ever heard and your startegies work wonders! I have never tried the ‘pen’ but will do next time I address them! Seriously speaking,I give the link to your productions to many young teachers I know because They are so unhappy some times and They need help which they find with what you do! SSo , thanks again and carry on with your good job!

Mariethe63

“Wonderful strategies!”

Wonderful strategies if sincerely followed since I strongly feel these tips are like a gust of fresh air into a sick bed-room. Thanks a lot.

Babanath Hsn


“I am HAPPILY spending my Sat afternoon listening, watching and reading all your extremely helpful information! “

Thank You Rob! What a wealth of excellent ideas! This is my 30th year teaching! 28 in kindergarten and second year in first. You would think after . … 30 years teaching, 3 school districts, ‘Teacher of Year’ Award, most requested teacher in grade level (by community and colleague’s children), requested teacher for Principal’s daughter! …. that I wouldn’t need to be viewing your awesome videos and reading your helpful blog and website. However, I am HAPPILY spending my Sat afternoon listening, watching and reading all your extremely helpful information! Thank You So Much! I will be one of your biggest fans from now on!

kelly turk

“All I want to say “Thank you!””

I am an educator , with 29 years of expereince . All I want to say “Thank you” – this piece will inspire good quality education . Take Care – God Bless . Peru Govender

Peru

“I have benefited us immensely in relation to classroom management strategies”

Dear Rob, I want to thank you so much about your great help and effort I have been reading about what you have benefited us immensely in relation to classroom management strategies. I am new to your web site but I really enjoyed your topics and can not wait to start listening to your webinars.

Fatima Khaled

“Pure Gold!”

As you say Rob a huge collection and “pure gold”. Many of the idea fall into the camp I call “Welcome to my world” where sharing learning is fun, exciting and rewarding. For anyone who thinks doing something like the many ideas here is too complicated or demanding then you need to note the reward in terms of energy pay off is substantial. In fact it outweighs the additional effort many times over. I think you can tell that by the enthusiasm of those writing about their ideas. I also think it is just as important to finish your lesson well too and in a way that sparks interest for the next one. Kev

Kevin Hewitson

“I will be using it regularly”

Thank you, Rob. I am in need of a review of my behavior management strategies. This was an excellent starter video. I can’t wait to see the rest. I love your ten-word phrase idea, too. I will be using it regularly. ~Amy

Amy

“Thank you so much for this free video!”

Excellent video! It is short and effective and helps a lot. It reminds me of many things that I have heard already and still it is good to here those things again and again … Thank you so much for this free video! It is highly recommendable!

Heidi Weh

“I really appreciate your work since classroom management is a big issue for all teachers”

Thanks so much, Rob for those brilliant ideas. In fact, I am a supervisor of English language and a teacher trainer in Palestine.I always organize training courses for those teachers especially novice ones. I got to know your videos recently. For sure I gonna use them and the good ideas in my training courses. Hope to welcome you one day in Palestine. I really appreciate your work since classroom management is a big issue for all teachers.

Jamal Turkman