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Posts by Sam

How Discovery’s Gold Rush Teaches us a Lesson on Reaching our Reluctant Learners

One of my favorite shows is Discovery’s Gold Rush. Gold Rush is a show that follows the adventures of different camps of gold miners. I have been following the show since its first season, and I find it fascinating how these miners dig for gold in the Klondike of Alaska. I wish they would watch […]

Keys to Classroom Management Success – Key #1 – Build Relationships

Over the next few posts, I would like to share some important keys to classroom management success. Any experienced teacher will tell you that creating a classroom environment where students are able to learn is an essential. Successful teachers make classroom management one of the foundational elements of their lessons. Successful classroom management, however, does […]

5 Really Tough Steps to Bring Happiness Back after THAT class

The bell finally rings, and not a second too soon. You say the words, “OK class, have a great day. See you tomorrow,” but you really don’t want to see them tomorrow, especially after today. Right? You had THAT class today, and you’re ready to say some words that are not really appropriate for school. […]

Kaizen – The Fast Way to Success in the Classroom – and in Life

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr.  Seuss There is a Japanese word that I’ve adopted as my life’s philosophy. The word is Kaizen. Kaizen means “to change for the better.” It’s the idea that there is no end […]