Two readers have asked a similar question: Science Eduk8r: What do you do with the student who simply has refused to work? Mary B: I am a new teacher and have a position teaching in a high school. My question for you is how to respond to an apathetic student in my classroom? Many of us have had students in our classrooms who are disengaged. What do we do? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Thanks to Science Eduk8r and to Mary B. for contributing their questions. Anyone ...


(This is the second of a two-part series on Ontario's schools. You can find Part One here) Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, last week I asked: What's going on in Ontario's schools? Part One in this series included guest responses from administrators, parents and teachers, including the President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. Today's post will include a contribution from Professor Michael Fullan, along with several comments from readers. Response From Michael Fullan Michael Fullan is professor ...


(This is the first of a two-part series on Ontario's schools) Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, last week I asked: What's going on in Ontario's schools? I'll be posting Part Two of this series tomorrow night, which will include reader's comments. In addition, another resource worth reviewing is a report edited Linda Darling-Hammond and Robert Rothman titled Teacher And Leader Effectiveness In High-Performing Education Systems. Today's post will include a guest response from a teacher, an administrator, ...


Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, the newest "question of the week" is: What's going on in Ontario's schools? Are there readers our there more familiar with what's happening in Ontario? Do you teach there? How would you describe what's going on in Ontario's schools? Please share your thoughts in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from ...


This week, I'm doing something a little different and offering responses to two, instead of one, "questions of the week." They both relate to English Language Learners. The first one relates to long-term ELL's and the second is on how ELL teachers can be evaluated fairly. QUESTION ONE Anne Smith asked: What is being done to help Long-Term English Language Learners and what does effective intervention look like? Over the last few years, I've had quite a few students who have been in American schools since kindergarten. I teach at the Middle School level and some of these students cannot ...


I'm doing something a little different today and offering two, instead of one, "questions of the week." They both relate to English Language Learners: Question One Anne Smith asks: What is being done to help Long-Term English Language Learners and what does effective intervention look like? Over the last few years, I've had quite a few students who have been in American schools since kindergarten. I teach at the Middle School level and some of these students cannot read beyond a 2nd or 3rd grade level. By the time they reach me, they feel feel they are "held hostage" in ...


Cheryl S. asked: I am writing with a question regarding your blog (Response: Several Ways To Respond To "Unpredictable" Student Behavior) on responding to unpredictable student behavior. My question is how do you apply these strategies to kindergarten students? My student is unable to control his behavior for more than a few minutes at a time, and when reminded of the expectations for behavior in a calm, supportive tone he is prone to extreme anger, including throwing chairs and running away. The only time I have ever raised my voice to him is when he had his hands around a ...


Cheryl S. asks: I am writing with a question regarding your blog (Response: Several Ways To Respond To "Unpredictable" Student Behavior) on responding to unpredictable student behavior. My question is how do you apply these strategies to kindergarten students? My student is unable to control his behavior for more than a few minutes at a time, and when reminded of the expectations for behavior in a calm, supportive tone he is prone to extreme anger, including throwing chairs and running away. The only time I have ever raised my voice to him is when he had his hands around a ...


(This is the final post in a three part series. You can see the first one here and Part Two here) I asked: What's the best advice you can give to Social Studies teachers who want to be more effective? Last Tuesday, I shared guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez. On Thursday, I shared contributions from Eric Langhorst, Beth Sanders and Russel Tarr. Today, I'll briefly share my own advice and a sampling of the many ideas readers contributed. I'd "boil down" my advice for teaching social studies -- and, in ...


(This is the second post in a three part series. You can see Part One here) I asked: What's the best advice you can give to Social Studies teachers who want to be more effective? On Tuesday, I shared guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez. Today's column offers responses from three more Social Studies teachers whom I know and respect: Eric Langhorst, Beth Sanders and Russel Tarr. "Part Three" will appear next Wednesday, and will share many suggestions shared from readers (there's still time if you would like to share yours!), ...


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