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The Most Important Question to ask at a Teacher Recruitment Event

The Most Important Question to ask at a Teacher Recruitment Event

I had the pleasure to participate in our district’s recent Teacher Recruitment Fair. As a school administrator, I was there to answer any questions of the soon-to-be-teachers who came to get more information about our district. I met a lot of great future teachers. They were so enthusiastic and energetic. It was infectious. I spent […]

Classroom Management Success Keys –  Key #2 – Defend Against Boredom

This is the second installment in the series that I call Keys to Successful Classroom Management. In the last installment, I shared the first Key: Build Positive Relationships. In this post, I share the second key: Defend Against Boredom. Boredom is one of the greatest enemies to successful classroom management. The more engaged a student […]

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 […]