Meet Brenda. She’s a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 35 years teaching upper elementary students. Now she wants to share the recipe for a long, fulfilling career. First, to survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. Then, to thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration.
Student learning. Whose responsibility is it anyway? Unfortunately, this question can cause a lot of finger pointing. Parents may point to teachers. At the same time, teachers point to students.…Read More
Difficult students can ruin a school year. When you encounter challenging kids in your classroom, take these steps. First, use proactive strategies to fend off bad behavior. Second, establish reactive…Read More
Student contracts can solve classroom problems. When a child is floundering, try this. First, schedule a three-way meeting. Discuss problems in a kind, matter-of-fact way. Second, as a group, create…Read More