4 Tips for Fostering Independent Work in the Classroom

Tips for Fostering Independent Work

One of the most challenging tasks for teachers is figuring out how to foster and manage independent work in the classroom. We asked education specialist, Angela Isenberg, to give us some of her quick tips for managing independent work and here’s what she gave us. 1. Individually pick up student homework. By picking up students’ […]

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3 Tips to Setting Up Efficient and Effective Classroom Rules

Tips for Setting Up Efficient Classroom Rules

The hardest part of starting any new school year, or even a new semester is setting up effective and efficient classroom rules. Classroom management can be difficult, because what works for one group of students isn’t going to work for the next. We asked Albert Felts to break down for us his process for setting […]

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Student Interviews to Drive School Change

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to interview students from a school that we serve. The purpose was to learn more about how the school was developing and improving its systems to impact student achievement. In many cases, we tend to set-up student interviews that are light hearted and easy on the ears. […]

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Student Interviews to Drive School Change

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to interview students from a school that we serve. The purpose was to learn more about how the school was developing and improving its systems to impact student achievement. In many cases, we tend to set-up student interviews that are light hearted and easy on the ears. […]

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3 Questions to Help You Manage Aggression in Classrooms

There’s an unfortunate reality about teaching that you’ll eventually comes across: you’ll eventually end up angry at one of your students or your students will be angry or aggressive towards you. It’s hard to  know how to manage aggression we might have towards students who aren’t behaving in class. We might feel ridiculed, disrespected, not listened […]

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Who Are Tough Kids and Why Are They Hard to Handle?

As a teacher, you’ve likely encountered your fair share of difficult students. Students have all sorts of different behaviors and personalities. Some are aggressive, others are reserved, some never follow rules, while others listen to everything. Just the same, you’ve likely come across some tough kids. Your tough kids are students in your class that frequently […]

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Why is Digital Citizenship Not Required to Graduate?

I have been asking this question for a few years now. I wish someone told me I could possibly not get a job or get fired from my current job because of my digital footprint. I had to figure that out on my own, luckily not the hard way. As it turns out, over 80% […]

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Essentials of Teaching Writing in Grades PK-2 with Matt Glover

Join us for a 2-Day workshop with Matt Glover to discover the Essentials of Teaching Writing in Grades PK-2 Day 1 Nurturing Young Writers Young children are capable of incredible thinking, which can be seen in their writing when they see themselves as writers and when adults honor children’s approximations of writing.  Using video clips and …

LifeSkills Radio Ep.6 Challenging Behavior

Managing Challenging Behavior

In this episode, host Jennifer Russell explores challenging classroom behavior: how it can leave you exhausted, the causes behind it, and how to better manage challenging classroom behavior. Audio Transcripts Download the full audio transcript Jennifer Russel:  Hey, everybody! Welcome to LifeSkills Radio. I’m your host, Jennifer Russell, and today’s podcast is going to be […]

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LifeSkills Radio Ep.3: Evidence Based Practices

Evidence Based Practices

In this episode, host Jennifer Russell explores Evidence Based Practices, or EBPs, that can transform your classroom. Audio Transcript Download the full audio transcript Jennifer Russell:Hey everybody, you’re listening to Life Skills Radio. I’m your host, Jennifer Russell, and today we’re going to be spending a little bit of time talking about some evidence based […]

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