Thursday, April 27, 2006

Working in a coal mine... goin' down, down down...

Sometimes I really love my job. Like the past few days, when we have been doing a really fun lab. It's a mining simulation, the kids have to find beads in a "mine" full of corn and sunflower seeds. A good time was had by all.

On a related note, I have discovered the best classroom management tool I have ever used. I have some really loud classes -- they are not bad, just loud. I get very tired of constantly asking them to be quiet, so I did an experiment -- I played classical music in class while they were working on an assignment. I worked! They stayed quiet! Woohoo! I guess I'll be investing in some more classical music.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I have about 5 classical CD's you are welcome to burn. Way to find another angle of management. We need all the sanity we can manage for this last 6 weeks! Come summer come!!!!

Joy Morykon said...

Erin what a fantastic idea!! good for you. Yay for peace in your class room!

enjoy the quiet. love you

Candace said...

I've got some Baby Einstein dvd's you're welcome to borrow as well - visually stimulating for all!

Erin said...

My kids would probably love Baby Einstein -- particularly since half of them are high anyway....