How To Handle Students Who Make Classmates Laugh – Education Article

So you have this student, or maybe several, who during instructional time try to make their classmates laugh. Sometimes it’s just a look or whispered comment, but it can be a major disruption. It can also be hard to know how to handle. Should you hold all students who laugh accountable or just the student who started it? Also, if nothing was said, is it fair to follow your classroom management plan? In the moment, it can seem as if…

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How To Handle Brazen Behavior – Education Article

So what is brazen behavior? I define it as anything especially disruptive, silly, or defiant. Some examples: Running or chasing in the classroom. Yelling, bursting laughter, or falling on the floor. Roughhousing and practical jokes. Ignoring specific directions or commands. Throwing spitwads, erasers, or other soft objects. There are others, of course, but you get the idea. It’s behavior that isn’t dangerous or threatening, and therefore doesn’t rise to the level of involving an administrator . . . . .…

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Good News! New Hampshire Legislators Table Federal Grant for New Charters – Education Article

Betsy DeVos gave New Hampshire $46 million to. Double the number of charter schools. The state commissioner of education said, illogically, that adding charter schools was a good way to handle declining student enrollment. If that doesn’t make sense, It is because it’s nonsense. Adding new charters is sure to accelerate enrollment declines. The legislature’s fiscal committee voted on party lines to table the first $10 million, pending a study of the fiscal impact on existing schools. Since neither Governor…

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