Are Your Class Rules Enforceable? – Education Article

Last week, I shared a way to make sure your class rules cover every possible misbehavior. But if you did the exercise, you may have noticed something strange. Something you weren’t sure what to do with. Something left over. You see, the exercise was designed to reveal not only weaknesses in your classroom management plan, but also rules you don’t need. Some readers even discovered that none of their rules covered actual disruptions. How can this be? Well, it’s common…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

As a teacher, you may have not considered yourself to be a “prophet.” When we recognize, call out, and encourage special and unique giftedness in our students, however, I believe we can act as prophets in their lives. The verb “prophesy” (pronounced “PROF-a-sigh”) means “to predict something.” Have you ever recognized one of your students has a particularly strong aptitude for something? It could be writing. Or empathetically listening to and understanding others. Or using computational thinking skills to creatively…

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