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The Awesome Power to Re-Label

The Awesome Power to Re-Label

I spoke to a student recently who was sent to me because he had been disruptive in class. Something he said stuck with me. As the Assistant Principal, I often deal with students who are getting into trouble. After we spoke about his bad decisions, I said, “You’re a good kid. You just…” Before I […]

10 Ways to Find Success Without Lowering Your Bar in the Classroom

10 Ways to Find Success Without Lowering Your Bar in the Classroom

There was a time, in the good old days, when I would teach high level concepts, and the majority of my students would get it. Their parents were super supportive, and for the most part, the students were self-motivated. They cared about their education, and life for me as a teacher was good. I had […]

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 […]

#I4TK – A New Hashtag for Teachers – It’s For The Kids.

#I4TK – A New Hashtag for Teachers – It’s For The Kids.

It’s that time of year. We’re in the middle of March, and I’m hearing about many teachers feeling a little overwhelmed. Danielle Mizuta shared in her guest post about going through the “tough time” in a year, and for many teachers, it feels like they’re in that time every day. It’s easy to feel a […]