Supporting Student Emotions

Research shows students need 3 positives to every negative feedback to be positively engaged. Thus, if we know when, where and how students’ emotions occur during the instructional process, we then can be proactive and place them in winning situations. We need to think through how our students are thinking and reacting emotionally through the... Continue Reading →

ALWAYS Actions

Key teaching tip: Students learn when they know what is expected of them. I have poached these from my teacher training at "Teacher Ready" in Florida, and seen this for years from others “always actions” that I believe are for all times for effective teaching and student engagements with procedures. Procedures. More effective teachers have... Continue Reading →

Engaging Student Ownership

Engaging Student Ownership A quality teacher with the command of their classroom with the engagement of the students' learning through caring, effective learning goals, feedback and assessment will set a positive “ownership” tone. This tone will help facilitate a student to reach beyond their self-placed boundaries to create an “ownership” of their own education. This... Continue Reading →

Positive Classroom Behavior Support Ideas

Positive Classroom Behavior Support Ideas The three school-wide behavior management approaches I have used include “PBIS,” “The Leader in Me” and the “Nurtured Heart Approach.” All three have good reasons and takeaways that I will incorporate in my teaching; however, I believe one helps me better at teaching as well as connecting with students. The... Continue Reading →

Planning and Classroom Management

One of the main factors for student achievement is to have a “blueprint” for teaching, for Classroom Management take must be developed and implemented as planning creates a roadmap for your success. As stated by experienced and successful teachers, “there are no elevators to success; you have to take the stairs.” (Gordon Cawelti, Ed., Handbook... Continue Reading →

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