Category Archives: Classroom Management

Ego and Learning

I was watching a good friend teach recently and they had the students talk in small groups. In one group I noticed that a single student seemed to dominate the conversation. At one point during the small group discussion, another … Continue reading

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I yelled at my students, now what?

We’d like to think that we will always take the high road when dealing with K-12 students. We hope that we will always remember that they are children and we are adults. We plan to stay calm. Using logic, we … Continue reading

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Punishment in education

I’m reading Rob Bell’s new book “Love Wins”. He is arguing for a different outlook on hell & the way punishment is conceptualized. Rather than seeing punishment for those who don’t believe the “right” things, he is seeing jesus’ words … Continue reading

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Calling home? Ask questions first.

April’s grade was falling. April was acting out in class. April was withdrawn when I spoke to her individually. This was not normal for April. When I first met April, she was funny, outgoing, and got along well with most … Continue reading

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About a girl (part 1)

In the language of my middle school students: I <3 Nirvana.   :) I also really like John Spencer.  He has inspired me on several occasion. This post is an attempt to tell a better story.  I hope you like … Continue reading

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