Its H day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge! My H stands for Homework. Yes, that lovely part of all schooling that makes student groan! As a teacher, I have had many experiences with assigning homework with most of them being negative. My first year of teaching middle school math, I assigned my […]
My A stands for attendance! Oh how teachers struggle with attendance! Not their own, but the students’ consistency to show up every day.
there are a few strategies I pull out to try and honestly, they usually work! So today, I decided to tell you about my Final Frontier of Behavior Interventions or my “Backup and Punt” routine when nothing is working and I find myself going nowhere and making no progress with a student.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Motivation. How do you motivate your students every day? Daniel Pink says that people must have authority, autonomy, and purpose for optimum motivation. Carol Dweck’s studies state students must have a growth mindset, rather than fixed.
Because I began my career as a special education teacher working with students who had very extreme emotional and behavior disabilities, I get a lot of knocks on my classroom door from fellow teachers, who have bloodshot eyes, clenched fists, and are in the midst of heart palpitations. They come seeking advice about a particular […]