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Setting limits

Limits are the way in which we make classrooms safe and productive. We set limits in order to explain choices and consequencessimply, clearly, and calmly.

Why We Do It - To help a person better understand their present circumstances and guide him/her toward constructivebehaviors. Limits empower the individual, allow the person to "save face," and help us to avoid physical confrontation. Setting limits is a first stepin teaching a person to solve problems.

When We Do It - When an individual is unable to identify choices and consequences for him or herself, but may still be ableto understand and utilize information when it is presented.

TIPS for Effective Classroom Management

  • Acknowledge the person's feelings and point of view.
  • Ask for cooperation first.
  • State reasonable and enforceable actions.
  • Pay attention to behavior spoken or unspoken.
  • Focus on the positive.
  • Set up limits within the school's rules and the individual's rights.
  • Assess whether or not the limits were heard and understood.
  • Allow time for the person to think and make a decision.
  • Follow through with consequences.

Required Reading:

Bringing Classroom Rules to Life describes a positive approach to helping children create and live by classroom rules throughpractice and role-playing. Click on the Word icon below to access Bringing Classroom Rules to Life:

Bringing Classroom Rules to Life

Assignment 6: your classroom management plan

Assignment 6: Your Classroom Management Plan


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GOAL: To reflect upon your current classroom management plan to inform any modifications you may wish to make for the future.

GIVE: Feedback to others on their assignments at the TWB Learning Cafe .

Assignment 6: Your Classroom Management Plan

Please answer the following questions:

  • How is your room set up for the best possible student behavior?
  • How do your students know about limits?
  • What is your plan for disruptive students?
  • How do you reduce fear, fight, and flight?
  • How do you create a sense of firmness, fairness, and friendliness?Give 3 examples.


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When you click on "Outline," a screen will come up that will show you the outline for Course 2. Look for the next section to read andclick on the first topic in that next section. For example, when you get to the outline now, look under the next section called "Theory Meets Practice" andlook for the first topic in black lettering called "Assignment 7: Lesson Planning with Cooperative Learning in Mind." Click on "Assignment 7:Lesson Planning with Cooperative Learning in Mind."

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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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