Relieve the Stress and Go for Success. Your energy and attitude will determine the success of all that you do. Tapping is a technique that helps one to relax, focus, become more effective and achieve in the classroom. It is based on kinesiology and acupressure, looks very strange, but is highly effective in reducing stress and discomfort.
Have you noticed what your classroom looks like? No really, I know you are in the room all the time, but have you really looked at it lately? A huge part of student success has to do consistency, modeling and organization. Stand in the doorway of your classroom and scan the room slowly. You are looking for purpose and ease of use here. (Good time to Tap)
Have you designated specific areas as sources of information? How do those spots look now?
Are there clutter spots in the room? Don’t forget to look at your personal work areas.
Are the materials posted on the walls up to date? Easy to see or read? Supportive of the material you are covering now?
Now go stand in the back of the room, and scan the room again. You are looking for purpose and ease of use. Sit in one of the students seats, what do you (they) see?