5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
Avoiding the “Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Home” Classroom Management Trap
Do you send all your discipline problems to the office? Stop giving your power away! It’s time to re-establish YOURSELF as the one in charge of your classroom.
Is Humiliation Part of Your Teaching Toolbox?
When you humiliate someone, their focus moves away from the subject at hand. Instead of thinking about their own behavior, that student is now focused on how much they can’t stand you.
Managing Misbehavior in the College Classroom
“I just finished my first year of teaching at the college level. I’m embarrassed to say it, but I had a lot of behavior problems. I never expected to have these issues in college, but I do, and I don’t know what to do about it.”
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.
When a Student Hates You
I share these stories because I suspect you have also had moments you’re not proud of, stories you’ve never told anyone; I want you to know you’re not alone.
The 5-Second Solution for a Talkative Class
When I observe teachers, I see one small, specific problem more often than anything else. If they fixed it, they would notice an instant difference in how well their classes go.
Are You Broadcasting on Too Many Channels?
Asking students to read one thing and listen to another is asking the impossible.
Notebooks for Classroom Management, Part 2
Earlier this month, we looked at a simple way to use a notebook to settle an out-of-control classroom…or an out-of-control teacher. Now here’s part 2, where the notebook is elevated to a more systematic, proactive tool for recording student behavior.