I was recently introduced to a great series of videos of a teacher’s first 3 days of school. These videos show this teacher (Hester) modeling many effective management strategies in a high poverty high school in CA. Hester uses cooperative learning, a high positive interaction ratio, clear directions and boundaries, attention signals, narrating the positive, and several other strategies to create a classroom culture primed for learning.
(Thank you Hannah Phifer for introducing me to these videos)
Here is a link to his youtube channel: The first video is called: Classroom Management – week 1 – Day 1