June 2016

We have all heard this sentence.  What we may or may not have noticed is that kids generally have more questions in the subject we enjoy most.  Now this isn't a scientific fact but having moved from a K-5 site to a high school the antidotal evidence is overwhelming. Why would this be?  I think I know.  When we have a favorite subject as children we...

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Having a welcoming classroom can be tricky.  Some people love smells.  Sometimes fragrances make other people sick.  So, I am not going to give you any advice on what to do about that but . . . I will say no one has complained about my room when it smells like fresh brewed coffee.  Lucky for me. Now, back on topic.  Are there things you can...

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I recently read that if a teacher has students that tattle it is because the child doesn't trust them.  It was suggested that the tattling child thinks the teacher doesn't follow through and that they are uncertain of the rules. I agree children who are uncertain, may check with the teacher by informing them so and so is doing this and that.  However, children do not...

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