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Only One Rule: Respect – Part 1 – Changing Your Classroom, then the World

Only One Rule: Respect – Part 1 – Changing Your Classroom, then the World

In a post I wrote about a year ago, I stated that there are only two rules: Respect Yourself and Respect Others. I gave examples of how following these two rules will keep students from disrupting the class or cheating or calling others names, etc. Recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that we can narrow […]

Ten Ways How Teachers Can be Like Spartans

Ten Ways How Teachers Can be Like Spartans

I am reading Simon Sinek’s book, Leaders Eat Last, and it has been so inspiring. As you know, after 22 years in the classroom, I’m now in administration, so I’m always looking to develop my leadership skills, so I can be a more effective administrator. One of the concepts that Simon shares in the book […]

Why Do Students Misbehave? Guest Post by Julia Thompson

Why Do Students Misbehave?  Guest Post by Julia Thompson

I had the extreme pleasure of speaking with Julia Thompson on the Amazing Teacher Podcast back in December of 2013. Julia is a teacher and the author of the book,  The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, which is a great resource for new teachers and soon-to-be teachers. I invited her to be on the podcast, and […]

7 Ways to Not Let Boredom Happen in Class

7 Ways to Not Let Boredom Happen in Class

“Don’t let boredom happen.” This was what Amanda Dykes shared with me when she was a guest on the Amazing Teacher Podcast. Four words that are so critical to a teacher’s success in the classroom, especially if you teach middle school kids like I did. When kids are bored, they find other things to entertain […]