behavior, being a teacher, student choice, Student Engagement, Student-centered

I’ve Had Enough – No More Public Behavior Management Systems

When I was a 5th grade teacher, my classroom was the very last one before the buses.  Every day, all of the school’s students would pass by and inevitably some of those students and I would strike up a conversation.  Day after day, a little kindergartener would tell me about his day, his shoes, his… Continue reading I’ve Had Enough – No More Public Behavior Management Systems

Be the change, behavior, being me, classroom management, reflection, students

So What’s My Problem With Public Behavior Charts?

  The day starts out fine, you had your breakfast, you had your tea, you feel prepared, happy even.  You are off to school and ready to teach.  At the morning staff meeting you get so excited over an idea you lean over to your colleague to whisper in their ear.   After all, they… Continue reading So What’s My Problem With Public Behavior Charts?

being a student, being a teacher, being me, student choice, student voice

Disrupting Our Assumptions About Our Own Failures

I have been thinking about how hard we can be on ourselves. The constant negative self-talk we, as educators, can quickly sink into due to the supposed reactions of children we teach. How we can spiral so easily into defeatist thinking. Into thinking we would be better off quitting, or surely, everyone else is doing… Continue reading Disrupting Our Assumptions About Our Own Failures