Distract the Distractor: Stop Off-Task Behavior Without Drama
Lots of monster-sized discipline problems start with a single off-task behavior. If you put a damper on those little behaviors, you’ll stop a lot of big ones, too.
Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes?
“Last week, my son brought home a stack of papers from his first-grade class. Some of them had obvious spelling errors, but no one had marked them wrong. What’s the deal? Why don’t teachers seem to care about spelling anymore?”
How We Pronounce Student Names, and Why it Matters
Mutilating someone’s name is a tiny act of bigotry. Whether you intend to or not, what you’re communicating is this: Your name is different. Foreign. Weird. It’s not worth my time to get it right.