Positive, Not Punitive Classroom Management

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

Excerpt: Let’s start with a question I’ve been asked on more than one occasion. “I know my content and like my students, but sometimes it’s hard to get them under control so I can teach my lesson. What tips for classroom management can you give me?” My general answer is…

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Building Students’ Thinking Skills with a Morning Announcement Routine

We knew from test results and our own observations that we needed to focus school-wide on building critical thinking skills. As principal, I wanted to play an active role in that effort. I wanted to model excitement for critical thinking that would be contagious. But how could I engage all…

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The Thinking Teacher

When we genuinely help our teachers develop into being better thinkers we help our children to become better thinkers too. For teachers in primary or secondary schools who want to think deeply and question the way they do things.

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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?