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Stop Hoping – The Key to Success in the Classroom

Stop Hoping – The Key to Success in the Classroom

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker I found this quote so true, especially in the classroom. When you arrive at school each day, you are hoping for a good day. You’re hoping that the kids will behave, and you hope that they will participate and learn. You’re […]

Do Your Students Think You’re Cool?

Do Your Students Think You’re Cool?

Did you know that today, February 1, is Harry Styles’ birthday? I know what you’re asking. “Who’s Harry Styles?” Harry Styles one of the members of the singing group, One Direction. Duh! A great strategy for getting students engaged in a lesson is to inject some element of what is cool to your kids in […]

10 Ways to Politely Walk Away from Poison Teachers

10 Ways to Politely Walk Away from Poison Teachers

One of the greatest dangers to the success of a new teacher is the influence of what I call Poison Teachers. Poison Teachers are those teachers who spend their time complaining about everything and everyone. They complain about the students. They complain about the parents. They complain about their workload. They complain about other teachers. […]

Professional Dress For Teachers – Sending an Important Message

Professional Dress For Teachers – Sending an Important Message

When I was first hired at my school back 16 years ago, I was told that there was a teacher dress code, which kind of suprised me, since at my previous school there wasn’t. Male teachers were to wear shirts and ties along with dress slacks or casual pants. Wearing jeans was frowned upon. I […]