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A Super Easy Way To Lower Your Stress – Education Article

There are techniques that can help you maintain a calm disposition throughout each teaching day. Even if chaos is swirling around you. We’ve covered several in the past, both in our books and here on the website. But today I want to share with you a super easy method that is scientifically proven to put you in a more relaxed state. And keep you there. It’s used by archers, golfers, surgeons, yoga teachers, and others whose performance is so directly…

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The Best Classroom Management Strategy For A Crazy Class – Education Article

No, your class isn’t terrible. They’re just silly, unfocused, excitable. In a word, crazy. It’s frustrating because you’ve been over your classroom management plan again and again. And they do get it. In fact, individually they’re great kids. It’s just, as a group they tend to get out of hand. They waste time and chat, and you struggle to get through lessons. This is a common scenario. You like your students, and at times they do really well—so you know…

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Why Allowing Your Students To Talk Can Be An Effective Classroom Management Strategy – Education Article

It’s common to assume that allowing students to talk to whomever they want about whatever they want is a bad thing. That it wastes time. That it gets them off track. That it riles them up and causes misbehavior. But when you decide when and how it’s done, it’s nothing of the sort. In fact, giving students a few minutes to stand, stretch their legs, and chat with a friend can be an effective classroom management strategy. Here’s why: It…

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