How to Stop Yelling at Your Students
Even if you’re a great teacher, even if you’re a swell person most days, sometimes it all gets to be too much and you just snap.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students
If we know what works to motivate students, why are so many students still unmotivated? These five questions will help you determine if your practice is really in line with research.
Helping Students Make New Year’s Resolutions: A Step-by-Step Plan
This week, since the topic of new year’s resolutions is likely to come up anyway, why not make a lesson out of it? Here’s a step-by-step plan to help your students make resolutions that could significantly impact their quality of life.
How and Why We Should Let Our Students Fail
Letting our kids deal with the natural consequences of their actions will help them more quickly develop the skills they need to succeed. Easier said than done.
When a Principal Whips and Nae Naes
As an administrator, you must be seen as a competent leader. But if your school culture needs a boost of positivity, consider the fine art of goofing around.
Diary of a First-Year Teacher: The Power of a Thank-You
I can still picture his defiant look, sitting on top of his desk, shoes smearing dirt on a pile of unfinished assignments spilled on his chair. I didn’t know how to deal with a kid like that.
Icebreakers that Rock
Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Here are three that are actually good.
Lessons in Personhood: 10 Ways to Truly Lead in Your Classroom
To stand before children is a rare privilege. In every minute we spend together, they will learn something. Whatever it is we put before them, they will learn from it.