July 31, 2015

Turn Your Beliefs into Actions

Hi there! My name is Tricia from Tricia's Terrific Teaching Trinkets. I have been a First and Second Grade the past 19 years.  Two years ago, I left the classroom to specialize in math Kindergarten to Fifth Grade. As an educator, I feel like I am constantly evolving because of the amazing teaching colleagues I meet and the great students I am privileged to teach.

Here are just a few of my current education beliefs

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July 6, 2015

Greeter and Mystery Walker

Here is an awesome behavior management strategy that has worked for me magnificently the past two years.


I created this weekly job in my classroom to accompany "The Leader in Me" program. The student greeter stands next to me in the doorway at the beginning of class, as we both "Welcome" the students to class. Big smiles and true leadership skills emerge when students are Greeter! It is a much sought after position.

Mystery Walker!

The Greeter and I decide together as a team in secret who should be the Mystery Walker of the day. The Greeter and I watch all of the students walk down the hall like a "big piece of spaghetti". I love visuals- ha!  If the Mystery Walker does a wonderful job, they are rewarded from the treasure box. Sounds simple but it seems to be a great motivator! 

Sometimes if the students are wiggly during class time, I will change Mystery Walker into Mystery Student for an hour of class. I love motivating the students to do their very best!