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“Taming the Toothpaste” Object Lesson

NOTE: This lesson offers multiple opportunities. Use it to address such character concerns as these, to name a few: name-calling, unkind or cruel talk, and gossip self-control kindness respect compassion This lesson works well as either demonstration or hands-on. Choose the one that fits your time constraints and location. Demonstration […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 1

Monday morning, and hallway noise threatens to blow out your smart phone’s volume meter app. You glance at the clock. Precisely four and a half minutes until that classroom door swings open and that noise surges into the room, sucking you into its agitated vortex. The mere thought of that […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 2

As a teacher, you often wonder what you can do about problem students. You may have received counsel to be a friend to problem students. A colleague may have assured you that kindness will solve the problem. Maybe a superior warned you that you had to get a handle on […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 3

Teachers who ask what you can do about problem students, take heart. Despite your own experience in the past – despite what others may have told you – there are indeed things you can do about problem students. The question you want to ask is not what you can do […]

How to Quiet Students with Classical Music — an eye-witness account

Learning how to quiet students with classical music can revolutionize your school! It can revolutionize you as well, whether you are a principal, teacher, staff member, or assistant. Don’t believe it? The principal of Wilson Middle School did not believe it either. His students ranged in age from 11 to […]

Teaching Tips – 10 Things Teachers Do to Be Successful

Ten things teachers do to be successful often remain hidden to both teacher and observer. They do not impress onlookers in the classroom, and teachers do not intend to impress with them. Actually, those teachers who perform these 10 things seldom think of them as “10 things teachers do to […]

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