Whether or not students cooperate with you depends on what you say and how you say it.
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December 27, 2013
Are you using rewards to the detriment of your students? Make it your new year's resolution to shift from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation.
December 01, 2013
Students should feel fulfilled because of what they're learning, not because of what they're earning.
November 17, 2013
Reinforce desirable behavior, and you'll have less need to redirect undesirable behavior.
June 17, 2013
Teachers need to have high expectations of students, but also reasonable expectations of students.
May 09, 2013
Prevent behavior problems by telling students what to do and why they should do it.
February 04, 2012
In my first post on this blog, here's what I wrote about my early struggles as an urban teacher: Just six weeks in, and with my classroom already up for grabs, insult and injury came when I was decked by a stray elbow while trying to break up a fight in class. As it turned out, though, this physical...
January 16, 2012
Doctors don't prescribe drugs or reach for a scalpel the moment a patient reports symptoms. Doctors diagnose first, and treat second. Coaches don't cut players from the team every time they're in a slump. Coaches determine what's wrong with a player's shot or swing or stroke, and then work with ...
December 10, 2011
Great teachers maintain control of their classrooms. They do not, however, control their students. In fact, show me a teacher who tries to control students, and I'll show you a classroom that's out of control. One way many teachers try to control students is through disciplinary rules and punitive ...
December 03, 2011
Like a lot of teachers, I believed at first that attention-seeking students needed attitude adjustments. So when kids acted out, I not only punished them but also preached to them about changing their attitudes. But nothing changed until I concluded that the best way to modify someone else's behavio...