Dear Readers:

This is an old page from when we used to have Periscopes, but since we’re no longer doing those, please disregard the invitation to attend the Periscopes. However, you can still watch the videos at the links below on YouTube.

I get a lot of questions from readers. Through email and social media, teachers ask me all kinds of questions about teaching, classroom management, dealing with colleagues, technology, all kinds of things. And a lot of the time, the answers are kind of complicated, responses would take a few minutes to explain. Answers that require a conversation, not a simple email.

So I’m now answering one reader question per week in a video broadcast on Periscope. If you’re not sure what Periscope is or how to use it, don’t worry. It’s a simple smartphone app. Click HERE to go to the end of this page, where you’ll find instructions.

The live broadcast is on Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm EST (U.S.). If you can’t make the weekly live broadcast, never fear. I have saved each show on a separate YouTube playlist, and each week, I will add links to the new show here. This is what I have so far:

Past Responses

How can I bond with my colleagues when I have no time?

How can I help students who are slow workers speed things up?

My colleagues say I’m too nice. Should I be a meaner teacher?

What’s the best way to teach spelling?

What do I do about kids who rush through their work?

How do I deal with disrespectful students?

What’s the most effective way to teach vocabulary?

What should I do about students who don’t turn in their work?

What do I do when students bad-mouth another teacher?