Category Archives: Classroom Management

They don’t need no stink’n textbooks!

Are textbooks an obstacle to learning? By Benjamin.Stern In “We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks,” Tom Whitby convincingly argues that textbooks are as obstructive to learning as they are ubiquitous in American classrooms. He suggests that most teachers’ inability to

They don’t need no stink’n textbooks!

Are textbooks an obstacle to learning? By Benjamin.Stern In “We Don’t Need No Stink’n Textbooks,” Tom Whitby convincingly argues that textbooks are as obstructive to learning as they are ubiquitous in American classrooms. He suggests that most teachers’ inability to

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, just another helicopter parent

How to Work with Helicopter Parents Jeffery Rowe All teachers have been there at some point: A parent calls to scream at you over her son’s C grade on an essay, demanding that you give him a higher grade so

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, just another helicopter parent

How to Work with Helicopter Parents Jeffery Rowe All teachers have been there at some point: A parent calls to scream at you over her son’s C grade on an essay, demanding that you give him a higher grade so

Developing the Ultimate Student Behavior

Do you want passionate, well-behaved, self-driven students? Well, follow the lead of effective behavior managers. Understand that social-emotional growth is a never-ending process Clearly communicate rules, goals and expectations. Respond to behaviors consistently and predictably. Discriminate between issues of responsibility

Developing the Ultimate Student Behavior

Do you want passionate, well-behaved, self-driven students? Well, follow the lead of effective behavior managers. Understand that social-emotional growth is a never-ending process Clearly communicate rules, goals and expectations. Respond to behaviors consistently and predictably. Discriminate between issues of responsibility

25 Behavior Managment Strategies that will eventually fail.

They may work every now and then, but not for long. Keep them up and you will eventually lose the behavior battle. Yelling Saying, “I’m the boss here” Insisting on the last word Using tense body language Using degrading, insulting,

25 Behavior Managment Strategies that will eventually fail.

They may work every now and then, but not for long. Keep them up and you will eventually lose the behavior battle. Yelling Saying, “I’m the boss here” Insisting on the last word Using tense body language Using degrading, insulting,

When Students Won’t Talk

Maybe its language limitations, maybe its shyness but many students find it difficult to speak out in class.  We try to develop a safe environments, establish relationships and call on them more frequently.  Still, some students will not even ask

When Students Won’t Talk

Maybe its language limitations, maybe its shyness but many students find it difficult to speak out in class.  We try to develop a safe environments, establish relationships and call on them more frequently.  Still, some students will not even ask

Antagonism

We’ve all had one, a child with clear anger issues.  As much as we want to help these students, by building relationships, monitoring behavior and seeking resources, we have a job to do.  We must teach.  However, when dealing with

Antagonism

We’ve all had one, a child with clear anger issues.  As much as we want to help these students, by building relationships, monitoring behavior and seeking resources, we have a job to do.  We must teach.  However, when dealing with

LOL….LMBO

Some students just make you smile.  Their silly dance, jokes and responses make them popular than most.  It is only when these students take it too far that we feel the need to address it.  However, we may have been

LOL….LMBO

Some students just make you smile.  Their silly dance, jokes and responses make them popular than most.  It is only when these students take it too far that we feel the need to address it.  However, we may have been