Tough teaching conditions affect us. But they don’t define us, says teacher Chase Mielke, author of The Burnout Cure (ASCD, 2019). In this heartfelt letter to new teachers, Mielke shares
A primary cause of student misbehaviors is teacher miss-steps. Research suggests a series of best practices that can be employed to engage students and advance learning goals. The best news for teachers is that changing one’s own teacher moves is the easiest change to make—much easier than changing a student’s behavior or that of an entire class.
Kaplan, E. (2019, August 23). What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
The author of The Importance of Being Little on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
Dike, K. (2019, September 1). Early education, relationship with teachers paramount for children success, study says. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
Lessons in self-regulation for students in preschool can help boost their success later in life, according to a study by Dana Charles McCoy of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Chambers, J. (2019, August 26). Cellphone suspensions: Schools lock away digital distractions. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
More school districts in Michigan are banning student cellphone use to help curb distractions, improve focus on learning and encourage more social interaction. Some parents have expressed concern over the
Jackson, L., & Peck, S. (2019, August 21). Making the emotion-behavior connection. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
Teachers can help students change their behavior by teaching students to manage their emotions, writes educational psychologist Lori Jackson and special educator Steve Peck. In this blog post, they suggest
Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.
Video: Cell phone use and mental health
Will, M. (2019, July 30). Survey: Teachers Are Conflicted About the Role of Suspensions. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
While teachers identify pros and cons to suspending students, about half say they believe that out-of-school suspensions are used too sparingly, according to a survey by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Modak, B. (2019, June 19). 5 effective ways to help students reduce stress and anxiety. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Data shows many teens experience stress and anxiety — the effects of which could play out in schools through diminished academic performance and bad behavior — writes Brent Modak, a