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Discipline & Behavior

March 31, 2016 • Views: 549

How To Respond When You Get An “Attitude”

How to respond when you get an “attitude” Every teacher knows what colleagues mean and what they’re going through when they say, I have a student with an “attitude.” If you’ve never had a

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August 25, 2016 • Views: 16

The Superintendent’s Perspective… Dilemma: Building a Positive Image

You are frustrated because the school district located next to yours is constantly receiving positive press, often spoken of in a supportive tone in the community, and frequently the target others

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Professional Growth

July 28, 2016 • Views: 83

The Six Vital Criteria for Achieving Real Teacher Growth

First, professional growth is a highly individualized process. While the ideas for individualized growth can be stimulated by group inservice-day sessions, real growth will come not at the session

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Recognition & Honor

August 9, 2016 • Views: 43

Make it Personal

A few years ago, when our daughter was a first-year teacher, she shared a note from her principal, one she presented with particular pride. The note was short but powerful. The message: “Thank you

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Special Education

December 17, 2014 • Views: 3011

What Paraeducators Really Want

And need from general classroom teachers When asked the question “What do you want or need most from your classroom teacher?” paraeducators from around the country tend to have one

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Engagement Strategies

August 18, 2016 • Views: 22

The Godzilla Syndrome

For those of us who remember being scared witless in the early 1950s by the original black-and-white movie Godzilla, we can remember a semi-sympathetic, misunderstood, lumbering monster whose

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June 16, 2016 • Views: 110

A Worthwhile Summer Project

How frustrating it is when things don’t work. Online shopping websites and needed databases fail to deliver on their promises. You end up screaming, “Why can’t I just do it on paper!” Now

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August 11, 2016 • Views: 44

Mastering the Art of Verbal Judo

George Thompson is a former police officer and black belt in Judo and Taekwondo. Through his experiences, he trains law enforcement professionals how to use their mouths instead of their nightsticks

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