I had an Ah-ha moment this evening. It wasn’t one of those life changing epiphanies-sorry to disappoint, but it was pretty moving for me on a professional level.
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.
Today I almost choked a lady in front of me in the grocery store! She was talking to the cashier about “Teachers being so lucky and OVERPAID because they have 4 whole months off in the Summer?!?!?!” I wanted to show her my paycheck, our school district calendar (we are ONLY off 6 weeks in […]
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 […]