The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test
All thirty of them jerked their heads up at once and stared at me, mouths open. For a moment the air was still while they tried to process what had just happened.
Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment
Exclusionary punishments don’t really change behavior. Having students work to repair the harm done by their actions can be much more effective.
Restorative Justice in School: An Overview
Instead of looking for ways to make punishments stricter, restorative justice seeks to build relationships and repair harm. Learn more about how this holistic approach works.
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.
The Story of the Students and the Replacement Books
On some days, teaching can crush our souls. But on other days it does the opposite.
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.
Why Teaching is Like Dating
We should want our students to like us, but not because we awkwardly talk about rap music and basketball.
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?”