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Call Me Crazy But It Is Still About the Kids… I stopped using a punishment system in my classroom, when I realized I already knew who would get in trouble. I stopped using a reward system in my classroom, when I realized I knew who would be rewarded. Few kids ever proved me wrong, instead they mostly stayed within the track that my management system had placed them in. And those that were always on the board? Who I was always calling out? They didn’t stay there for lack of trying, oh I tried to reach those boys behaving badly(because let’s be honest most of them were boys). Sure, there was change. It wasn’t until I got rid of my systems and started working on relationships, community, trust, and creating a passionate classroom environment, that the behaviors changed.

I never knew that writing about public behavior charts would ignite a firestorm of comments on this blog. ” I’m sorry, but being an overprotective, hypersensitive teacher will get my students nowhere.” “Maybe if we didn’t “baby” kids they would be stronger individuals.” A Calm-Down Plan (For Parents) Life Skills for Children ages 2-18. Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students. Even though your toughest students are just kids at the mercy of emotions they don't understand or can't control, it can be hard for a teacher to stay calm and not take these ongoing behavioral problems personally. My advice: it's time to hit the reset button! Tough kids are usually covering a ton of hurt.

They defend against feeling pain by erecting walls of protection through rejection. Efforts to penetrate those walls by caring adults are generally met with stronger resistance expressed through emotional withdrawal and/or offensive language, gestures, and actions. Like a crying baby unable to articulate the source of its discomfort, these kids desperately need patient, determined, and affectionate adults with thick skin who refuse to take offensive behavior personally. Here are some ways to connect or reconnect with students who make themselves hard to like. 1. Since hugging isn't always appropriate, consider this strategy. Carson, I was hoping you'd show up -- and you did. 2. 3. 4. Motivating the Unmotivated.

Here's an all-too-common scenario: A group of elementary or middle school students are unruly, disrespectful and underperforming academically and socially in the classroom. They do not appreciate the value of education. The teacher, despite good intentions and passion, is viewed as an adversarial or irrelevant authority figure.

The students are unwilling to participate in tutoring or traditional mentoring programs. Classroom teaching can best be accomplished -- and sometimes can only be accomplished -- if a student is willing to be taught. Tutoring and traditional mentoring programs are only effective if a student wants to take advantage of them. An alarming number of unmotivated, underperforming elementary and middle school children are not willing to do so. In his book Dropping Out, Russell Rumberger lays out the societal consequences, including: Statistic Brain provides this information: Image Credit: Chelsea Dale So what can be done?

Focus, Commitment, Reinforcement, Effectiveness, Fun 1. Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge. My previous post reviewed research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and described the four qualities that have been identified as critical to helping students motivate themselves: autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance. In this post, I'll discuss practical classroom strategies to reinforce each of these four qualities. Autonomy Providing students with freedom of choice is one strategy for promoting learner autonomy. Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy.

Competence Feedback, done well, is ranked by education researcher John Hattie as number 10 out of 150 influences on student achievement. But how do you handle providing critical feedback to students when it's necessary? 5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture. Teaching three years in a public primary school and the previous two years in a private middle school, I’ve gotten the chance to spend time in two very different classroom environments. I noticed that the main thing that really affected the ability for students to connect not only with the class content, but with each other and with me, was the culture that was developed in the classroom.

I view culture as the the overall vibe and mood of the room; what are the things that are valued (or not valued) in that classroom. I think positive classroom culture leads to more opportunities for students to positively connect with the content, their peers, and their teacher. Here are five different things that I’ve done in my own classroom that’s helped build a positive culture in both my 5th grade classroom and middle school classrooms. I imagine they would be effective in a high school classroom as well :) The words we use say a lot about our expectations and values.

Pretty basic. 25 Lessons From Khalil Gibran That Can Transform Your Life. Today I would like to share with you 25 beautiful life changing lessons to learn from Khalil Gibran. Author of one of my favorite books of all time, The Prophet. Enjoy. 1. Be thankful for the difficult times. They have showed you how strong you can be. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” 2.

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” 3. “Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’ “I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. 4. “To belittle, you have to be little.” 5. “If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.” 6. “You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.” “Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness. 7. “In the sweetness of friendship; let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | MindShift | KQED News.

From Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, published April 21, 2015, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright by Ken Robinson, 2015. Creative Teaching Let me say a few words about creativity. I’ve written a lot about this theme in other publications. Rather than test your patience here with repetition of those ideas, let me refer you to them if you have a special interest.

In Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative, I look in some detail at the nature of creativity and how it relates to the idea of intelligence in the arts, the sciences, and other areas of human achievement. In 1997, I was asked by the U.K. government to convene a national commission to advise on how creativity can be developed throughout the school system from ages five through eighteen. It’s sometimes said that creativity cannot be defined. There are two other concepts to keep in mind: imagination and innovation. None of these is true. Naučite od najboljih: Donosimo 7 tajni uspješne komunikacije | 24sata. Dakako, svi mi komuniciramo, na ovaj ili onaj način, u gotovo svakom trenutku. No, dobro komunicirati – na tome se mora raditi i ta se vještina mora 'brusiti' godinama, pa i desetljećima. Taj će proces kod svake osobe izgledati drugačije, a ovo su samo neke od smjernica koji bi vam u tome mogle itekako pomoći. 1.

Spustite se na osobnu razinu Korporacijski rječnik (pre)često se svodi na hrpu floskula i izraza koje ljudi 'pokupe' na seminarima upitne kvalitete. Postoji velika istina u aksiomu, piše Forbes, da 'ljude neće biti briga koliko znate sve dok ne saznaju koliko vam je stalo'. 2. Nikada nemojte biti dvosmisleni i naučite komunicirati s jasnoćom. Vrijeme je naime jedna od najvrjednijih stvari koje imate u životu i zaista nema smisla da ga i sebi i drugima trošite samo zato jer niste bili dovoljno jasni. 3.

Autor Mike Myatt savjetuje da u svaki odnos ulazite ponizno i usredotočite se na ono čime vi možete pridonijeti, a ne na ono što možete primiti. 4. 5. 6. 7. A New Study Claims People with Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles. #1. Spend time in nature. Find a beautiful place to take a daily walk or a jog. For the entire time you are out there, focus on what you see around you, the beauty of the trees or a body of water or the sun on your face. Notice the rhythm of your feet, the wind in your hair. . #1. Photo: Getty Images/Guillaume Seguin Photo: Contributed Photo Researchers discovered smart people are better off spending less time with friends. Here are 7 ways to create space for happiness: Here are 7 ways to create space for happiness: Photo: CaiaImage, Getty #2.

. #2. Photo: Photo: Norm Cummings, Staff File Photo #3. . #3. Photo: Photo: Laura Buckman, #4. . #4. Photo: Photo: Contributed Photo #5. . #5. Photo: RIOU/GETTY IMAGES #6. . #6. Photo: Photo: Erkki Makkonen #7. . #7. Photo: Shutterstock Smart people are happier spending less time with friends While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one. Poor Students Need Homework - Robert Pondiscio. Of all the well-intentioned but unhelpful things people have ever said about education, perhaps the least helpful was from the father of progressive education himself. “What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community,” wrote John Dewey.

“Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy.” How Much is Too Much? : An Atlantic DebateRead more Karl Taro Greenfeld, a good and wise parent, wants less homework for his daughter. Truth to tell, young Esmee Greenfeld’s educational opportunities and life chances would probably be undiminished if her teachers limited homework to a humane 30 to 60 minutes a night. Not necessarily. Complaints about homework usually miss the mark twice. That brings us to homework. Time is the most precious asset in addressing the Matthew Effect. Parents who are concerned about too much homework would also be on firmer ground if they questioned the validity, not just the volume of homework. There Is No Homework In Finland. It’s likely that most students would agree that homework is one of the biggest downfalls to going to school.

When coming home from school, the last thing school students want to do is get out their books and do more work and it seems that they’re not the only ones who have that exact thought. It seems that Finland have jumped on board the same wavelength as students around the world as there is actually no homework in Finland and it’s actually having a surprising knock-on effect to their students. In Canada, the high school graduation rate is around 78 per cent and in America it comes in at around 75 per cent. Now, consider the fact that the graduation rate for students in Finland comes in at 93 per cent – showing a massive comparison between the countries.

Finland also happens to have the highest rate in Europe for students going to college (two out of three). So, does this manage to convince you that moving to Finland may be a really great idea? Feature Image – Mikael Miettinen. Study: Homework Helps Students Succeed in School, As Long as There Isn't Too Much | Duke Today. Durham, N.C. - It turns out that parents are right to nag: To succeed in school, kids should do their homework. Duke University researchers have reviewed more than 60 research studies on homework between 1987 and 2003 and concluded that homework does have a positive effect on student achievement. Harris Cooper, a professor of psychology and director of Duke's Program in Education, said the research synthesis that he led showed the positive correlation was much stronger for secondary students --- those in grades 7 through 12 --- than those in elementary school. "With only rare exception, the relationship between the amount of homework students do and their achievement outcomes was found to be positive and statistically significant," the researchers report in a paper that appears in the spring 2006 edition of "Review of Educational Research.

" "Even for high school students, overloading them with homework is not associated with higher grades," Cooper said. "Kids burn out," Cooper said. Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework. “There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”

This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side of the homework debate you’re on. Can it be true that the hours of lost playtime, power struggles and tears are all for naught? That millions of families go through a nightly ritual that doesn’t help? Homework is such an accepted practice, it’s hard for most adults to even question its value. When you look at the facts, however, here’s what you find: Homework has benefits, but its benefits are age dependent. For elementary-aged children, research suggests that studying in class gets superior learning results, while extra schoolwork at home is just . . . extra work.

Before going further, let’s dispel the myth that these research results are due to a handful of poorly constructed studies. This is what’s worrying. Then there’s the damage to personal relationships. 6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects. I don't know about your students, but so many of mine, coupled with Senioritis, were done after state testing. (The well had run dry, no blood from a turnip -- all those sayings applied!) With just a few precious weeks left in the school year, what do you do to keep the kids energized and on board with learning?

One thing I knew for sure when it came to my high school students: They had to feel as if they weren't actually doing work. (Yep, I had to trick them.) And whatever you do plan, especially for secondary students, three elements are essential: choices, creativity, and constructing. In other words, as long as you present options and then have them create something that includes using their imaginations, you really can't go wrong. Consider these projects (and I've included the cognitive demands): 1. Give students an opportunity to teach the rest of the class something, like origami, a new app, or a martial arts self-defense move (design, construct, apply). 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams. 5 2Share Synopsis How to keep your willpower strong so you can achieve your greatest goals. Whether it's New Year's resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, diet, mindfulness practice, or exercise regimen we committed to however long ago. All too often, our efforts fail, and we find ourselves unable to detach our backsides from the sofa and our hands from the chocolate. There’s a scientific reason for this. In a classic study by willpower psychologist Roy Baumeister, researchers baked chocolate chip cookies, filling their lab with a wonderful aroma. Then both groups were given an exercise: to work on a puzzle that was, unbeknownst to them, unsolvable.

Why is this? After all, we are using self-control all day long at work. From dawn to dusk we do our best to: 1. This could mean staying on task as opposed to giving up or giving way to distractions (like checking Facebook) or temptations (like leaving work early to meet friends). 2. 3. 4. 1. 10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down. Log In. The Importance of Feelings. Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain' How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning | MindShift | KQED News. 9 Comebacks For Dealing With Selfish People.

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