Recently, I was talking to a friend who had just gone back to work as a teacher after her maternity leave. As a former educator/case manager myself, she was venting to me about how the substitute had started the year off in a very different way than she would have liked. She felt that her classroom was out of control and desperately wanted to get it back on track. Once I saw this newest DVD release by Parent Magic, I quickly forwarded it to her – knowing that it would be the answer she had been looking for.
Companion to: 1-2-3 Magic For Teachers (Book)
Run Time: 3 hours
I had the opportunity to view the DVD, but even before seeing it, I knew it would be powerful because I had used the 1-2-3 Magic program before. I had been using and recommending the parent version for years.
What is unique about this program is that it is specifically for the classroom. This DVD, a companion to the book, brings the principles of the book to life. It shows the tools in real-life action – making it easier for teachers to use and apply. The program sets out to help educators understand how to get the focus back on academics by establishing good relationships with students and controlling unwanted classroom behaviors. Teachers receive training on behavior management but it can often be difficult to decide which methods to use in which situations. This DVD helps take the guesswork out of it in one program – with a simple behavioral strategy of counting to three. I think this tool can be useful not only for those teachers who are currently experiencing discipline problems, but for all teachers as a way to help establish the rapport with students that supports a positive classroom environment. Parents and daycare providers can also implement the strategies to work in those environments.
Teachers will learn:
- How to control undesirable behavior (talking in class, disrespect, teasing, getting out of seats)
- How to encourage positive behavior (doing work, listening, transitioning, cleaning up,raising hand)
- Effects of personality on teaching style
- Tips for recess, lunchtime, field trips and hallways, assemblies.
- communicating productively with parents and coordinating home/school discipline efforts
As an educator, I highly recommend this program. Used correctly, I think it has the power to turn a classroom around in the middle of a year. Since the video is shot on-location in real classrooms, with real professionals, it is easy to quickly learn and implement. I also like that there is a separate segment for administrators – a critical key figure in the process – so that they can support the teacher’s efforts in the classroom.
You can find purchase information for the program here.
I received a gratis sample of the above mentioned product for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated in any other way for the review. The opinions and viewpoints expressed here are my own.