1. Use a calming method to grasp the students attention: in Mrs. Sutliff's class she uses a wind chime to direct the students attention towards the transition.
2. Allow students to be comfortable in the classroom: in Mrs. Sutliff's class there are comfortable chairs and an adorable little platform that all the kids sit on. As long as the students are focused, they can sit in anyway they want to help them feel comfortable. And for the most part, they can sit in any part of the tool they want, as she isn't concerned with what they're sitting like as long as they're learning! It provides a class of amazing students who feel comfortable around Mrs. Sutliff
3. Extend the classroom to the hallway (where there are comfortable lawn chairs) so the students have a privilege that students must earn. This also takes advantage of all the resources given to teachers.
To enhance student success, teachers can take advantage of resources, such as technology!
1. Utilize iPads in the classroom, so they can work at their own individual pace. One of the math games they use is on the iPad, and it's a game that challenges the students based off of their math level. For on student who struggles with math, it is much easier than for the students who are advanced. This way, the students are improving on their own needs!
2. Split the class into two! Work with one part of the class over one topic, while the other students use the iPads or work on other tasks, so that way the classroom has a smaller feel and the children have a more one on one time with Mrs. Sutliff!
These are just some of the tips that I have learned about in Mrs. Sutliff's class, and I can't wait to learn more!