The Magic of Validation
It can feel unnatural at first, but once you’ve given validation a try, some of your most difficult conversations are going to get a whole lot better.
Making School a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students
Discrimination and harassment are still a daily reality for many LGBTQ students. Here are some things teachers can do to change that.
When We Lose the Right to Call Ourselves Professionals
This is not the way professionals handle things.
When Students Won’t Stop Talking
What they don’t teach us in education courses is just how freaking much students talk, and how hard it can be to quiet them down. Help is on the way.
How Decision Fatigue Ruins Your Day (and How to Beat It)
Once you learn how to recognize decision fatigue, you can find ways to simplify your teaching life, take back your energy, and do your job better.
Classroom Eye Candy 4: The Simplified Retreat
This 5th grade teacher’s goal is to simplify her classroom as much as possible, giving her students a clean, uncluttered space to think and move freely.
Classroom Eye Candy 3: The Funky Science Lab
After sixteen years of teaching, high school teacher Kisaundra Harris switched to flexible seating. Her students now call her classroom a safe haven.
What’s Going on Here? How to Have a Trouble Huddle with Students
With a trouble huddle, you allow your best laid plans to veer off the rails, stop the activity, and ask, “What’s going on here? What seems to be the problem?”