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The Greatest Classroom Management Lesson


Classroom management is the single most searched for topic on It’s a pretty important topic, especially for new and soon-to-be teachers. As an Assistant Principal, part of my job is dealing with students who have been disrespectful or defiant in a classroom. Coming to see Mr. Rangel is not a good thing most of […]

Change Your Goal – How to Keep From Getting Frustrated


I was speaking with a teacher last week about her students. This was a teacher who was feeling a little defeated, because this year, many of her students are struggling and making poor decisions. Every year, we all have one or two students who, for one reason or another, are just extra work for the […]

How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #3: Creative Lesson Planning


This is the third installment of the Nail Your Interview for a Teaching Position series. You can find the first and second nails here: Nail 1: Building Positive Relationships Nail 2: Know Your Common Core The third Nail is Creativity in Lesson Planning. Most likely, there will be a question asking you what process you […]

The Job of a Teacher – Help Every Student Get an A

The Job of a Teacher – Help Every Student Get an A

I was listening to the Dave Ramsey Podcast, EntreLeadership, and I ran across the episode with Tony Dungy, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. I heard something Tony say that made me want to share it on […]