Teaching Tip # 21 – Cultural Behavior

Student misbehavior may instead be cultural behavior used at an inappropriate time.

Inappropriate and Cultural Behavior Despite preventative practices in the classroom, students will eventually misbehave, requiring a response from the teacher. Sometimes teachers can easily make a mistake and attribute student behavior as negative. Instead, it may be cultural behavior. Cultural behavior is behavior driven by culture, rather than work avoidance, trauma, or something else. If … Continue reading Teaching Tip # 21 – Cultural Behavior

Smartphones – The Importance of Appropriate Use

Teaching Appropriate Use of Smartphones

Preventing the Apology A recent article has been making the rounds on social media and other education communities. The article, linked here, makes a bold claim - that educators must ban smartphones, to save our future. The author makes the argument that use of apps and social media can be addictive and unhealthy. While this … Continue reading Smartphones – The Importance of Appropriate Use

Teaching Tip # 20 – First Response to Misbehavior

Student Misbehavior

Establishing classroom procedures, building relationships with students, thinking about the details of a lesson - all these practices are important in preventing misbehavior in the classroom. But if there is one truth in education, it is this: At some point, a student will make a behavioral mistake. What will be your first response to misbehavior? … Continue reading Teaching Tip # 20 – First Response to Misbehavior

Teaching Tip # 19 – Restoring Student Relationships

Restoring Student Relationships

Strategies: Restoring Student Relationships Dr. Clay Cook, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, has developed a method he calls EMR, which focuses directly on establishing, maintaining, and restoring student relationships. Students crave genuine relationships, and often times students who find themselves in the most trouble are the students who need genuine, positive relationships the … Continue reading Teaching Tip # 19 – Restoring Student Relationships

Teaching Tip #18 – Maintaining Student Relationships

Maintaining Student Relationships

Strategies: Maintaining Student Relationships Dr. Clay Cook, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, has developed a method he calls EMR, which focuses directly on establishing, maintaining, and restoring student relationships. Students crave genuine relationships, and often times students who find themselves in the most trouble are the students who need genuine, positive relationships the … Continue reading Teaching Tip #18 – Maintaining Student Relationships

Teaching Tip #17 – Establishing Student Relationships

Establishing Student Relationships

Establishing Student Relationships with Classroom Strategies Dr. Clay Cook, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, has developed a method he calls EMR, which focuses directly on establishing, maintaining, and restoring student relationships. Students crave genuine relationships, and often times students who find themselves in the most trouble are the students who need genuine, positive … Continue reading Teaching Tip #17 – Establishing Student Relationships

Teaching Tip #16 – Preparation is Prevention

Preparation is Prevention

Using Preparation to Prevent Management Issues Classroom management is one of the most challenging areas that new teachers face in the classroom. Too many new teachers enter their first year of teaching without extensive time booked in front of the classroom. Management strategies are implemented most skillfully by those who have experience. And so, many … Continue reading Teaching Tip #16 – Preparation is Prevention