Managing the Classroom Teacher Blueprint Classroom Guide

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Book Summary

FINALLY A "REAL WORLD" BLUEPRINT GUIDE TO INTEGRATE A "CULTURALLY PROFICIENT AND RESTORATIVE" CLASSROOM.

*****ALL COMMON CORE ALIGNED*****

Eva Foxwell’s twenty years of business excellence has helped her create this curriculum guide that named her a Delaware Superstar Education Winner and a Teen Ink Magazine Educator of the Year.

The Career Ready Education Within the Classroom's philosophy is to:

CONNECT

We utilize culturally responsive teaching practices, then students will be authentically connected, motivated, and engaged in their learning process.

TRANSLATE

WE translate “Life Skills" to the education process and prepare students for future success by using various strategies such as; real world scenarios, leadership roles, peer teaching, cooperative groups, new concepts vocabulary, fairness, positive rewards, problem-based and hands-on learning scenarios, inclusion, learning centers and a strong parent connection.

INSPIRE

WE motivate students and teachers to strive for excellence and perform at high levels.

ABOUT OUR "REAL WORLD" BLUEPRINT GUIDE" TO INTEGRATE A "CULTURALLY PROFICIENT AND RESTORATIVE" CLASSROOM.

Managing the Classroom is the first in a series to help you structure your lessons in an exciting way as students apply business principles to any subject you teach in grades K-12. This curriculum guide is revolutionary and will make a huge impact within your classroom to guide your students to a career-ready future while integrating restorative practices, economic development and culture proficiency.

Inside this first manual in her series, you will be introduced to the form and structure of her success. You’ll find developmental checklists, structured time management options, in addition to details as you enrich your lesson plans and goals.

Insights to learning style techniques that are easily adapted to each and every classroom composition help you have a foundation for your district’s outcomes matrix while you exceed the expectations of parents and students alike.
Example lesson plans with timed exercises for the six phases of business model implementation.
Student/Manager role descriptions to have them live the part of a "REAL WORLD" business leader while accomplishing their responsibilities.
Instructional approaches should vary, but teachers will learn how to better handle a differentiated instruction classroom. We educate teachers to be flexible in their approach and adjust the curriculum and delivery of information to learners rather than expecting students to modify their own learning.
Teachers will learn how to establish a culturally proficient environment.
Teachers will learn how to apply restorative behavior practices within the classroom.
Teachers will learn to create a student-centered classroom.

In this curriculum guide, I outlined responsibilities of each job position that I employ in my classroom. I wrote each position in a similar style to a job description that one might find posted on a company website so that each feels like a real business position. Some positions are more intensive than others, so in certain descriptions I have added examples of what a student in that position might say and do as part of their job. It is important for you to review the responsibilities of these positions with the students. I use the classroom job positions model and it has been working effectively for years to parallel to the real-world roles. See the below Table of Contents for specifics on business jobs within the classroom and review the entire guide with lessons.

Introduction

How This Book is Organized

Student Learning Outcomes

A Special Note on Communication Skills

Successful Students

A Note on Differentiated Instruction

Part I: Classroom Expectations

Best Practices
Refocusing the classroom
Respect and fairness
Good and Bad Bosses
Quality of Work
Classroom Motto
Requesting Assistance
Written Communication
Time Management
Classroom structure
Preventing boredom
Incomplete assignments
A Typical Morning in My Classroom
Putting Expectations into Practice

Part II: Classroom Procedures

Classroom Performance
Classroom Assessment
Classroom Transitioning
Classroom Procedures
Student Organization
Course Syllabus

Part III: Positions for Classroom Jobs

Selecting Positions
The Boss/ Business Manager/ Teacher
Assistant Manager Positions
Project Manager Positions
Quality Assurance Manager Positions
Marketing Manager Positions
Transition Manager Positions
Attendance Manager Positions
Scribe Manager Positions
Timekeeper Positions
Positions for Classroom Jobs Chart
Getting Started with Lesson Plans

Part IV: Enacting Your Lesson Plans

Example Day Ice Breaker
Students Entering the Classroom
Warm Up
Introduction
Communication Development
Student Independent Development
Providing Constructive Feedback
Closure
Students Departing the Classroom
Example Day Setting Goals
Students Entering the Classroom
Introduction
Development
Student Independent Development
Closure
Students Departing the Classroom
Example Day Learning Style Exercise
Students Entering the Classroom
Warm Up
Introduction
Class Development
Student Group Development
Closure
Students Departing the Classroom
Example Day Learning Type Chart Exercise
Students Entering the Classroom
Warm Up
Introduction
Class Development
Student Independent Development
Student Group Development
Closure
Students Departing the Classroom
A Note About Lesson Plan Consistency
About the Author

Modeling your classroom after a business requires commitment and dedication from all parties, but the benefits can be astonishing. Watching students take initiative, demonstrate loyalty, and contribute to a bigger cause can be very rewarding for all.

I believe that we can better prepare students for the technology demands and the fast-paced professional environment that they will experience in the workplace.

But what does “career-ready” really mean? After working in business and management for over 20 years, I’ve come to define a career-ready individual as a person who can make decisions, problem-solve, engage in critical thinking, analyze situations to overcome problems, and set goals.

Grounded in these basic skills, I have developed a business curriculum that can be adapted to any classroom and any age of student. This manual differs from other classroom management guides in one prominent way: I manage my classroom by directly tying it to the curriculum to create a culturally proficient environment and restore behavior practices. My students walk into my classroom, which transforms itself from a standard computer lab into a bustling and productive business environment.

Most 7th through 12th grade schools have incorporated business-based curriculums; however, many instructors lack the business experience necessary to create realistic context for their lesson plans. This leaves students unprepared to establish a strong foundation for hands-on experience in the workforce. I believe that we can better prepare students for the technology demands and the fast-paced professional environment that they will experience in the workplace.

But what does “career-ready” really mean? After working in business and management for over 20 years, I’ve come to define a career-ready individual as a person who can make decisions, problem-solve, engage in critical thinking, analyze situations to overcome problems, and set goals.

Grounded in these basic skills, I have developed a business curriculum that can be adapted to any classroom and any age of student. This manual differs from other classroom management guides in one prominent way: I manage my classroom by directly tying it to the curriculum. My students walk into my classroom, which transforms itself from a standard computer lab into a bustling and productive business environment.

In this manual, I will show you how to lay the groundwork for your own classroom and provide you with examples to create as realistic of a career-ready environment for your students as possible.

I’m doing this because my primary goal in teaching is to make education a memorable and enjoyable experience for all students so that they can walk the path of success.

Testimonials

PARENT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMENTS ABOUT MRS. FOXWELL
Your students were outstanding. You should be very proud. Ccing my secretary to schedule a visit at some point. Thanks! Governor Jack Markell

You seem to impact everyone you come in contact with. Principal

After having one child go through classes with Mrs. Foxwell, I feel she has prepared my child for real life experiences. She is an exceptional teacher. She incorporates real life situations into her teachings. When my eldest daughter went to high school and took a transition class for job hunting and working, the instructor was floored at what she knew how to do. She was asked where she learned how to do a résumé, to interview, and already knew how to start a business etc. The instructor asked my daughter to bring in the work Mrs. Foxwell had her do. After the instructor and another teacher reviewed her work, I received a phone call and was told that Jordan was even more prepared then what they were going to teach her. They said what was taught was at an extremely high standard and couldn't believe it was middle school. Proud BSS Parent

My son has had Mrs. Foxwell for business technology in both seventh and eighth grade. His experience as a student and my experience as a parent have been nothing but positive. Mrs. Foxwell is energetic and engaging when introducing concepts and explaining ideas; her daily activities encourage students to apply their knowledge and make connections among ideas; and finally, Mrs. Foxwell’s projects take learning to the ultimate level, forcing students to evaluate their knowledge and create top notch projects and assignments. From the business technology perspective, my son is adequately prepared for high school thanks to such an amazing, dedicated, enthusiastic teacher. Proud BSS Parent

Mrs. Foxwell has brought real world experiences directly to our children. My daughter is a more confident public speaker, prepared for interviews, and has an understanding of a day to day business such as; balancing a check book and creating and maintaining a budget for both personal and business expenses. I wish I had the same opportunities my daughter has had by being a student of Eva Foxwell and Business Technology at Brandywine Springs School. Proud BSS Parent

Where do I begin...I honestly cannot say enough about how much Mrs. Foxwell has impacted both my daughters’ education. My one daughter is now a junior at Wilmington Charter and always says how much Mrs. Foxwell prepared her for High School. Not only did she teach her about safe technology, but she also prepared her for real life situations. (Public speaking, the importance of eye contact and to always have confidence in yourself). My daughter has matured so much since being in the class, she has gained confidence in herself and her work. She interviewed for Conrad and DMA and both schools commented on her professionalism. Mrs. Foxwell is by means not an easy teacher, she pushes them to do their best and to be proud of their work and that will follow them for life. The kids knew they had to be prepared for her class and they were eager to show her. She makes them think and I love that!! She is so passionate about her students and it shows in everything they do. I am so grateful my girls got the opportunity to have her in their lives. Proud BSS Parent

Business Technology at BSS has given my son real life, applicable skills that will help him tremendously in his academic and professional life, and have already been invaluable in the high school application process. Eva Foxwell’s dedication to her students and genuine desire for them to succeed is incredibly impressive; the respect that she so naturally earns from her students truly brings out the best in them. Proud BSS Parent

I just wanted to take a moment to praise the Business Technology Program at Brandywine Springs School and its teacher Eva Foxwell. The students are extremely lucky to have such an experienced instructor who teaches them many beneficial things that will help with all of their future endeavors. In eighth grade they researched prospective high schools and even had a mock interview! My daughter was confident and well prepared for her high school interviews thanks to Mrs. Foxwell. We are all very lucky to have her! Proud BSS Parent

Business Technology was my child's most difficult and demanding class and by far her favorite. Ms. Foxwell is very skillful at motivating the children to reach her high expectations by pairing real life skill acquisition with the children's desire to have more responsibility and to be seen as mature and capable young adults. Three of my children benefited from Mrs. Foxwell's Business Technology class by learning life lessons. My sons, one is a 7th grader and the other a freshman in high school enjoyed the business plans they created helping them with time management and organizational skills. My daughter, a junior in high school benefited from the resume building skills she learned from Mrs. Foxwell, giving her a head start in her Business class and job search. Proud BSS Parent

Mrs. Foxwell gave my son a confidence I had never seen before! She established a trust with him, but with all her students. She was not just their teacher, she was and is a trusted and safe person they can go and talk to about anything! My son is now in high school and frequently brings up Mrs. Foxwell's class. He shakes the hands of others with confidence and speaks to others with conviction. This is all due to the way Mrs. Foxwell taught them. She gets to know her students (her kids) and their families. I have been very blessed to get to know her and very thankful my son had her as a teacher. Proud BSS Parent

The Business Technology class at Brandywine Springs School is a wonderful class. Eva Foxwell teaches our kids the life skills they may not otherwise learn. They learn the importance of being leaders, from firm handshakes to controlling their monies and their businesses. She makes every aspect of this program fun while holding very high standards for the students. Our students are so lucky to have Eva Foxwell as their teacher. She is passionate about these children and helping them get ahead in life. Both of my sons have had the privilege of having her and both say the same. They love her and her class!! She loves her students and it shows!!! Her motto is like Nike, “just do it!” Every kid remembers that too! My older son, who is in high school, still remembers what she taught and uses some of it now!!! Her strong passion for what she does gives them the passion to come through for her!! This class is so important and I am grateful we have it at BSS!! Proud BSS Parent

Business Technology has given my daughter tools that she will utilize throughout her entire life. The material is presented in a" Real World" way. There are direct links made by class as to how this sort of organization and process will help them better succeed and achieve their goals. For my daughter in particular, learning how to talk to strangers in a professional, confident demeanor was priceless. She now feels more self-assured and I can see the confidence spilling over into other areas of her academic and extracurricular life. Proud BSS Parent

Mrs. Foxwell has brought real world experiences directly to our children. My daughter is a more confident public speaker, prepared for interviews, and has an understanding of day to day business such as balancing a check book and creating and maintaining a budget for both personal and business expenses. I wish I had the same opportunities my daughter has had by being a student of Eva Foxwell and Business Technology at Brandywine Springs School. Proud BSS Parent

Business Technology is one of the few classes the kids take that offers “real world” experience—resumes, interviews, cover letters, etc. I have had two children go through Ms. Foxwell’s curriculum, and it has been very clear to me how much she cares about her students. When my kids tried to coast in her class, she was willing to focus on them individually, and she challenged them to excel and succeed. It was very evident that she cares about her students as individuals and really wants them to succeed, not just in her class, but in life. Proud BSS Parent

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About the Author

Eva Marie Foxwell is a middle school Business Technology teacher at Brandywine Springs School in Wilmington, Delaware where she has over 25 years of business experience and 10 years within the classroom. Her previous teaching experience includes K-8 education. Eva received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Before becoming a teacher, she held a career in banking for 14 years, in addition to serving as Operations Manager for an insurance company in Delaware and raising three daughters. While working as a substitute teacher at her daughters’ school, Eva was invited to teach and develop the curriculum for the Business Technology program. She brings her real-world experience in management, operations, and marketing into the classroom, where she helps students develop business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. She is now turning her passion for teaching toward creating useful curriculum guides for fellow teachers by writing 4 curriculum guides: Managing the Classroom, Teaching Business Soft Skills, Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Teaching Career Exploration. Eva’s awards include Teen Ink’s 2015 Educator of the Year and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce 2015 Superstar in Education Award.

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