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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 […]

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 […]