Every day, without fail, teachers must grab and hold the attention of dozens of students brimming with youthful exuberance. And if that weren’t enough, teachers are also tasked with redirecting distracting behavior and ensuring that their students are engaged and motivated.
However, with the right methods and support system, you can make sure that your students are more focused and better behaved, allowing them to get more out of your lessons.
That’s why we put together this list of five ways Moshi can help you manage your classroom. Ahead we’ll cover tips, tools, and strategies for different grade levels to get you started on the right foot.
What is classroom management?
Classroom management is the compilation of various skills and techniques that teachers use to keep their classrooms running smoothly. To effectively manage their classrooms, teachers not only need to have knowledge on how kids learn, but also strategies to deal with student behavior.
How can Moshi help?
Created by licensed educators and curriculum specialists, Moshi for Schools is a free social and emotional learning curriculum built around the Moshi’s audio mindfulness content. The lessons teach kids valuable life skills like following directions, managing emotions, dealing with conflicts, and working cooperatively with others. But perhaps, more importantly, it helps teachers transform the classroom climate from chaos to one of cooperative learning.
“Moshi is capable of changing the entire climate of my classroom,” says kindergarten teacher Jennifer Ksicinski.” The characters are so relatable and so fun for my kindergarteners, they really love it. Even the initial sound when you put on a song can make my classroom go from a hyper 10 to a calm 1 on a scale.”
5 ways Moshi helps with classroom management
With a large and ever-growing library of lesson plans, Moshi for Schools touches on the key social-emotional learning topics below in a format that’s fun for kids and easy for educators.
Helping kids learn to recognize their emotions and understand their strengths is key for an orderly classroom. Using self-awareness tools like deep breathing and meditation, our own little Moshling, Blinki, teaches kids how to manage their emotions and encourages them to think of happy moments in life.
For a classroom to run smoothly, kids must learn to make caring and constructive decisions about their own behavior and social interactions. In Troy and the Maze of Thieves, Troy shows kids how to use responsible decision-making to understand the consequences of their own actions.
Narrated by Goldie Hawn, this lesson on social awareness teaches kids how to look at things from a different perspective and empathize with others. This powerful lesson encourages the use of mindfulness strategies like kindness, generosity, and positivity when interacting with others.
Moshi for Schools helps kids identify and manage their own emotions, behaviors, and thoughts effectively. For example, in Gratitude with Blossom, our Moshling Blossom teaches kids about the power of gratitude and shows them how they can use it as a tool for managing their own emotions.
It’s important that kids not only learn to establish and maintain healthy relationships, but they also learn the basics of clear communication, active listening, and teamwork. In this lesson, Cali the Moonlit Mermaid brings diversity to the forefront, and helps kids develop critical relationship skills that encourage cooperation with others who may be different.
The Moshi for Schools curriculum helps with classroom management by teaching kids critical social and emotional skills in a fun and easy way. By incorporating these lessons on a daily basis, thousands of teachers are seeing an improvement in their classroom environments, leading to a better, more focussed classroom.