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Kaizen – The Fast Way to Success in the Classroom – and in Life

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr.  Seuss There is a Japanese word that I’ve adopted as my life’s philosophy. The word is Kaizen. Kaizen means “to change for the better.” It’s the idea that there is no end […]

How to Change Johnny’s Bad Behavior

If you’ve been teaching for a while, you have had Johnny in your class. If you’re a new or soon-to-be teacher, you will have Johnny in your class. It’s guaranteed. You know Johnny. He’s the student who just doesn’t care. He’s the one who will take every opportunity to make your day miserable. He talks […]

How to Have Amazing Success with THAT Student

Every teacher has THAT student. You know who I’m talking about. It’s the one student who knows how to push your buttons. He has a way of taking you off your game, and when he’s absent, life is good. The only thing is that he’s never absent. You feel frustrated, because no matter what you […]

10 Tips to How to Never Need the Union to Keep Your Job

10 Tips to How to Never Need the Union to Keep Your Job

When I was teaching, I always would ask myself, “If it wasn’t for the union, would I still have a job?” This question, kept me “earning” my teaching position. As an assistant principal, however, I actually find myself in this position. There really isn’t a union for me. I could be let go at any […]