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February 03, 2014

A Teacher on 'Listening' Rather Than 'Disciplining'

Sarah Camiscoli, a literacy intervention teacher for English-language learners at a small public middle school in the South Bronx, moved away from disciplining to listening and gaining greater understanding of her students' needs.

August 26, 2013

First Days of School: 'Sweat the Small Stuff'

Ariel Sacks say that "sweating the small stuff" in terms of student behavior and comportment (within reason) is not something to be scoffed at

June 26, 2013

A Teacher Reflects on 'Collective Failure' With Boys

In an article in The Atlantic, a New Hampshire teacher describes what she perceives as "rotten" in the state of boys' education.

May 23, 2013

New Thinking on the Costs of Punitive Discipline

New research finds that harsh punishments can help students "internalize" moral norms but that they do so at a dual cost.

February 26, 2013

Classroom Management E-Book

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I wish Education Week and Education Week Teacher would just take all of their best material on classroom management and package it into a handy e-book so that I could have it with me everywhere on my iPad, Kindle, or Nook?" Turns out we thought of that, too. And we made one.

February 13, 2013

Teacher Touts Chucking Classroom Rules, Consequences

In this ASCD SmartBlog post, a 20-year veteran teacher describes how he went from a "classic rules-and-consequences" management style to a "no-rules, no-consequences" approach.

December 11, 2012

The Zen of Classroom Management

NYC teacher Ariel Sacks digs into ancient Eastern spiritual writings (and Facebook) to come up with a kind of koan on classroom management.

November 19, 2012

Student-Motivation Methods to Avoid

From the Associated Press: "A teacher in the southern Idaho town of Declo is being criticized after she had her fourth-grade students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of children who failed to meet reading goals."

August 15, 2012

Defining the Classroom Rules

One of the inevitable first-day-of-school tasks for elementary teachers (and many secondary teachers) is introducing the class rules. So it's no wonder teacher-bloggers have taken up the topic this week. Patricia Hensley, author of the Successful Teaching blog, laments educators' use of vague langu...

July 25, 2012

Is Blended Learning a Threat to Doug Lemov?

I'm going to venture to say that not too many teachers are reading Forbes.com, because otherwise this post would be steeped in teacher comments. ... In it, Michael Horn, cofounder of the nonprofit think tank Innosight Institute, makes the argument that many of the teaching techniques comprising Dou...

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