How to Start Their School Days Peacefully

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: Have you ever wondered how a teacher keeps 25 children moving calmly through the day?  Chances are she’s trained her students to use procedures.  Instead of treating actions as behaviors, which have positive or negative consequences, a good teacher organizes the classroom so that students…

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How Much Should You Tell the New Teacher?

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: With a new school year about to begin, some parents find themselves asking “How much should I tell the new teacher about my child?” For some, it’s easy; your child’s education has been smooth sailing. For parents who have weathered a few storms, though, the answer…

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Extra Credit IS Real Life

I've mentioned before that I had three junior high and high school teachers who each contributed to my success with their negativity rather than encouragement. Instead of building me up, like teachers are supposed to, they really did the opposite, both to my face and behind my back. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about…

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