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March 12, 2011

Let Kids Express Themselves Rather Than Exasperate You

I previously wrote about my student James whose selective sneezing--always during whole-group instruction, never during small-group activities--gave new meaning to attention-seeking behavior. Yet as strange as the manifestation of James' need for attention was, the cause of it is quite common: tea...

February 13, 2011

Education Reform Key: Stop Enabling Students' Self-Defeating Behavior

David Ginsburg says meaningful education reform requires every adult in every school to stop enabling students' self-defeating behavior.

January 29, 2011

The Effect of Teachers' Responses on Students' Responses

David Ginsburg shares a short activity designed to help teachers see how their responses to students affect students' responses to them.

January 22, 2011

Lessons from an Attention-Seeking Sneezing Student

A student's selective sneezing gives new meaning to attention-seeking behavior, and inspires new (and better) ways of dealing with it.

October 31, 2010

"I Need..." Rather Than "You Need..."

David Ginsburg says using I-statements rather than you-statements is a key to eliciting cooperation from students rather than confrontation.

September 19, 2010

A Stand-Up Approach to Students Sleeping in Class

David Ginsburg shares a more sensitive and effective response to students sleeping in class than his previous responses, which alienated students and agitated his boss.

September 08, 2010

Preventing Classroom Profanity with Peace and Love

An outside-the-box but effective approach toward preventing profanity in the classroom.

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