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My Teacher Doesn’t Like Me – It’s Not What You Know; It’s What Your Stude...

My Teacher Doesn’t Like Me – It’s Not What You Know; It’s What Your Students Believe

I was speaking with a student recently about school and her classes, when she said something that made me a little sad. “My teacher doesn’t like me.” Of course, I asked her why she felt this was true. She went on to share how the teacher sometimes doesn’t acknowledge her when she’s trying to ask […]

How to Reach Crazy Goals for Your Classroom

How to Reach Crazy Goals for Your Classroom

I have been doing a lot of reading lately, especially in the area of achieving success. I want to be able to use my blog to help more teachers find success in the classroom, so I’ve been studying up. We all want to be successful. We all want to feel that we have accomplished something […]

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 […]