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Gen Z At Work - 8 Reasons To Be Afraid. Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2009, is entering the workplace Not only are there are more of them than any generation before, they also wield more influence.

Gen Z At Work - 8 Reasons To Be Afraid

Gen Z have already shown their considerable power on college campuses and now these digital natives have started entering the workplace. 20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students. Anxiety is a huge barrier to learning and very difficult for educators to identify.

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

“When anxiety is fueling the behavior, it’s the most confusing and complicated to figure out,” Minahan said. That’s because a student isn’t always anxious; it tends to come and go based on events in their lives, so their difficulties aren’t consistent. When we are anxious our working memory tanks, making it very difficult to recall any salient information. 6 Ways to Build a Rapport With Students. Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It. Three factors, she says, have contributed mightily to this crisis. First: Where, how and how much kids are allowed to play has changed. Second, their access to technology and social media has exploded. Finally, Lewis suggests, children today are too "unemployed. " She doesn't simply mean the occasional summer job for a high school teen. The term is a big tent, and she uses it to include household jobs that can help even toddlers build confidence and a sense of community.

Your browser isn't supported. School Crises. Our thoughts are with those affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

School Crises

The resources below include guides for supporting children following a shooting. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. School Crisis Resources. The Trouble with Amazing: Giving Praise that Matters. Teaching strategies for establishing rules and procedures. #NASOT… The ABCs of Classroom Management: A Tool for Teachers. Strong classroom management is essential to academic achievement.

The ABCs of Classroom Management: A Tool for Teachers

We could be outstanding at crafting high-quality lessons, units, and projects, but if we don’t have a structured way of managing our students, they won’t reap the benefits of our planning. This is a huge topic, as it spans the way we organize routines and procedures in our classroom to how we handle behavioral challenges with a whole group or individuals. The goal of education is for students to learn. Great classroom management combined with quality curriculum, materials, and planning fosters an environment where students can reach their potential. My ABCs of Classroom Management. Why You Shouldn’t Try To Convince Difficult Students To Behave. It happens every day in classrooms from Fresno to Kathmandu. The teacher pulls aside their most difficult student for a private meeting.

Building Community With Attendance Questions. Taking attendance is usually a five-minute task at the start of a class period, but in my classroom, it can sometimes take much longer.

Building Community With Attendance Questions

On rare occasions, taking attendance can take up an entire class period. This happened recently when, for 75 minutes, students listened respectfully to each other. No one snuck a peek at phone messages. No one left the room for a washroom break. Not a single student looked bored. Is Your Classroom Academically Safe? First five framwork. Sample survey. A 4-Part System for Getting to Know Your Students. The biggest paradigm shift in my teaching career was the day I found out one of my students was homeless.

A 4-Part System for Getting to Know Your Students

Robert was talkative, academically average, fooled around a little too much. Some weeks he turned in good work, and other times he didn’t. Among the 134 students that filled my rosters in my third year of teaching, he was a pretty typical seventh grade kid. But in March of that year, Robert was getting on my nerves: not turning in some of his work, talking out in class more than usual. I responded as I often did, with reprimands and lunch detention and generally feeling disappointed in him. Urban Prep and the Fight for Black Boys. In recent years, Chicago has become emblematic of a national crisis concerning the fates and futures of Black boys, and nowhere are the depths of the crisis more frighteningly clear than within our big cities' public schools.

Urban Prep and the Fight for Black Boys

The grim statistics are well known but bear repeating: In Chicago, close to 60% of young Black men do not graduate from high school; only 6% of Black males in the ninth grade will earn a bachelor's degree by age 25; and nearly half of Black males between the ages of 20 and 24 are both unemployed and out of school. The First of Its Kind Ten years ago, Urban Prep opened the nation's first all-male charter public high school knowing that, if we were to achieve uncommon results, we would have to pioneer an uncommon approach. It was clear, after all, that traditional strategies were failing miserably. Morning Meetings: Creating a Safe Space for Learning. Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

What means will they use to carve the future? A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice. Ask teachers to describe the impact they hope to have on their students, and most will eventually say something along these lines: I want my students to grow into responsible citizens.

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

Are You Sabotaging Your Classroom Management? If you struggle with classroom management no matter how many different strategies you try, there’s a good chance you might be doing something to get in your own way.

Are You Sabotaging Your Classroom Management?

In this post I wrote for MiddleWeb, I explain how each one of these teacher mistakes can cause problems for you, and what you can do instead. Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time. Many educators are playing the student engagement game. The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources. My Top 5 Organizational Hacks for Teaching High School. I'm not a naturally organized person. In July before my first year of teaching, I remember being at the office supply store in the file/tray/organizer aisle, picking up a single black tray and thinking, "Hmm ... this should do it.

" A Classroom Management Plan That Works. Using the Arts to Build School Community. Eleot™ - The Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool. Classroom management.