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7 Things to Try Before You Give Up On A Student. I have to admit it; I have not loved all of my students in the same way.

7 Things to Try Before You Give Up On A Student

Not all of my students and I have clicked. Not all of my students and I have had the best relationships. Not for lack of wanting to. Not for lack of trying, but sometimes it seems that bigger things are in play and the universe just doesn’t align. And yet, even if I had a harder time connecting with a child, whatever the reason, I still had to be the very best teacher I could be. Take it personal sometimes. Speak kindly about them. Find the humor in the situation. Forge a relationship outside of the classroom. 5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids. Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience.

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least one story to share, and for some teachers, teaching a tough kid is a daily challenge. It seems that no matter what teaching techniques you try to pull out of your educator hat, nothing changes their behavior. I've had the privilege of teaching some tough kids. Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10. Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form college in Wigan where I started teaching, to Holland Park School in London in my mid-20s.

Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10

Having established the idea in my mind that I was a pretty good teacher, it was a massive shock to discover that in my new context, I was a novice. 7 Common Habits of Unhappy People. Image by Mitya Kuznetsov (license).

7 Common Habits of Unhappy People

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius. A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation. A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation by Terry Heick When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen.

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

Developed by gamification expert Yu-kai Chou, it was an ambitious effort that distinguished black hat gamification (which is “bad”–think Farmville and Candy Crush) from white hat gamification (which is “good”–think Minecraft or even an ACT score). Discipline: Teacher Focused vs Student Focused. Discipline can be filtered into two trains of thought: teacher focused and student focused.

Discipline: Teacher Focused vs Student Focused

What is it? Pretty straight forward. Teacher focused educators believe discipline is about punishing kids for their behavior, and removing them from class makes it easier to teach their content. Student focused educators believe their jobs are to teach kids (Math, Art, Science, Spanish, Behavior, etc.), and that is challenging to do if students are removed from their instruction. When Assuming the Best is the Worst Assume the best about others until history says assume the worst.

Believe history not hope. Before you go with the hope that they’ll pull through, ask yourself, what’s changed since the last time they fell short. If there’s a history of falling short, don’t expect them to magically rise up. “Bad” hope makes you passive. If nothing’s changed, nothing will change. [1888] What Savvy Teachers Know About Managing Disruptive Student Behavior. The 15 Best Classroom Management Books. If you're not already part of the conversation over at the We Are Teachers HELPLINE, you're missing out!

The 15 Best Classroom Management Books

Every day, teachers from all over the world give and receive advice, share great teaching tips, and weigh in on tough topics for a daily dose of inspiration you can count on. This week, student teacher Mariah asked for recommendations for the best books and programs for help with classroom management. So How Do You Manage Your Classroom When You Don’t Punish? Student Participation/Active Learning- Teaching Tips. Student Participation/Active Learning Tips marked with an * indicates that the tip is consistent with learnng-centered teaching Student Participation/Active Learning.

Student Participation/Active Learning- Teaching Tips

Calendars & Planners. Education Week. Internet Catalogue. The Bureau of Communication - Fill-in-the-blank Correspondence. Fun Trivia Quizzes - World's Largest Trivia and Quiz Site! 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom!

12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom!

By Susan Fitzell closeAuthor: Susan Fitzell Name: Susan FitzellSite: About: Susan Fitzell is a nationally recognized speaker and author of several educational resource books. She has over two decades of experience with differentiated instruction, teaching youth with special needs, students with behavioral and anger management issues, and students who experience bullying. Susan’s company, AIMHI Educational Programs, focuses on building caring school communities. Authors Posts (45) From the archives 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : Shots - Health Blog. Hide captionTeachers interact differently with students expected to succeed.

But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. In my Morning Edition story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach. The first psychologist to systematically study this was a Harvard professor named Robert Rosenthal, who in 1964 did a wonderful experiment at an elementary school south of San Francisco.

The idea was to figure out what would happen if teachers were told that certain kids in their class were destined to succeed, so Rosenthal took a normal IQ test and dressed it up as a different test. "It was a standardized IQ test, Flanagan's Test of General Ability," he says. After the kids took the test, he then chose from every class several children totally at random. Building Resiliency in Struggling Students: 7 Key Ideas from Research. In the coming weeks, millions of students across the country will return to school. Countless numbers of them will be labeled with such terms as at-risk or high-risk for academic failure or inappropriate behavior. As educators, we strive to find interventions, strategies, and programs that will help these students be successful.

Resiliency can be defined as the ability to persist in the face of adversity or the ability to bounce back after facing a challenging situation. Helping students develop resiliency skills and attitudes has a positive effect on academic achievement, behavior, and long-term success in life (Hanson & Austin, 2003). 10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Students. We all have those students who are habitually in trouble or are making trouble. This classroom management post is for all the teachers who struggle to reach those kids who snarl when you look at them, recoil when you are near them, and refuse to do what they are asked. Here are ten classroom management suggestions on how to deal with these difficult students: Stay in contact with parents Make sure they know what is going on; how often he is in trouble, and what trouble it was.

Create this bond and you won’t regret it. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, educators should... Classroom Management Technique: Learn What to Overlook. Helping Students Motivate Themselves to Learn. Every day, teachers face students who are apparently uninterested in learning. This is a challenge that must be overcome, because every student must be included in meaningful classroom activities.