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...
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March 12, 2011
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David Ginsburg says meaningful education reform requires every adult in every school to stop enabling students' self-defeating behavior.
January 29, 2011
David Ginsburg shares a short activity designed to help teachers see how their responses to students affect students' responses to them.
January 22, 2011
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
David Ginsburg says using I-statements rather than you-statements is a key to eliciting cooperation from students rather than confrontation.
September 19, 2010
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
An outside-the-box but effective approach toward preventing profanity in the classroom.