If you look around the internet, you’ll find vast & varied opinions on classroom behavior charts. From “they’re evil” to “they’re the best thing in the world” and everything in between.
If you’re anything like me you’re simultaneously thinking that don’t want summer to ever end while also secretly feeling excited about the prospects of a fresh new year.
If you’ve ever gotten to the end of the year and realized you only finished 3/4 of your curriculum, you could probably use a pacing guide.
One of biggest challenges in teaching is finding the right balance between grace and consequences.
Most of us tend to lean more to one side than the other. Some tend to be strong on consequences to the point that they are afraid to show mercy when it’s needed. Others may let way too much go in the name of grace, failing to give necessary consequences.
I don’t know about you, but to me, this 4th of July week feels a little different – and it’s not a good different.
It’s certainly one of the buzzwords in education these days, isn’t it?
And I’ll be honest – I’m not so sure technology is always a good thing.
I’m so excited to share with you a guest post by my friend & former principal Bill Blankschaen. I really can’t begin to tell you how much respect & admiration I have for Bill. I’m forever thankful for all he taught me about faith, teaching, and making a difference in students’ lives. Thank you, Bill. And thanks for sharing some of your wisdom with us today & in your new book. (more on that in a bit….)
If you’re trying to figure out teaching all by yourself, chances are you’re struggling.
Maybe your school doesn’t have a great support system and your colleagues aren’t exactly the encouraging type.
Sometimes the student who doesn’t seem to care is actually just frustrated.
This is one of my favorite takeaways from my interview with portrait artist Jon Kardamis.
Aren’t summers the best!?
I sure hope you have lots of fun and relaxing events (or non-events) on your calendar for the summer.