I would be willing to bet you that every classroom in America has, at the very least, one child with ADD in it. Maybe they haven’t been diagnosed yet, but they have the symptoms loud and clear. As teachers, it is our job to “level the playing field” for these kiddos. Some people, mostly outside […]
No matter how badly you want to tell Little Johnny’s Dad to go to hell, you ARE a crucial role model for your students. Therefore, you must show your students what appropriate behavior looks like & sounds like even when involved in a heated conversation.
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.