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Classroom Management

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December 7, 2018 December Syndrome

There’s a virulent scourge running rampant in schools. Symptoms include: inability to focus, impaired short-term memory, restlessness, failure to follow directions, and occasional moodiness (this…

November 21, 2018 No Time for Student Feedback? Fret Not—Here Are Some Quick Tips

Have you ever looked—really looked—at a student’s face after you’ve offered positive feedback on their performance or behavior? I have. It’s unforgettable. In many cases,…

November 7, 2018 The Perseverance of Baby Bear

Thank you Facebook, for greeting me this morning with the most agonizing 3-minute video of a bear cub desperately trying to climb a steep, snowy…

September 26, 2018 Thinking Killed the Knowing Star

The world doesn’t care how much you know. It only cares about what you can DO with what you know, how you can apply critical…

February 2, 2018 You Are What You Teach (And You Teach What You Are)

Almost every teacher enters education with an idealistic mindset. We want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people. We want to…

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November 17, 2017 In Defense of Worksheets

Yes, you read the title right. I’ve spent my career berating worksheets in blogs and tweets, pleading with teachers to move away from “drill-and-kill practices”…

November 1, 2017 Room to Make a Big Mistake

As teachers, we’re programmed to strive for success. We want our students to take in our lessons, internalize them, and demonstrate their learning in such…

May 25, 2017 One More Smile's All I Can Fake

Let’s be honest. Nobody loves teaching every single day. If you’re lucky, you love teaching most days, but all of us, at some time or…