Classroom Environment

Classroom Environment

This month’s book study chapter addressed the messages we send with our classroom management. If we demand academic excellence, we should also demand behavioral excellence.  We want students to exactly follow procedures, not just adequately.  What does this look like?  Students may have to repeat procedures until they get it right.  At my school, we do this with fire drills. … Read more →

Reflections on a tough week

Reflections on a tough week

So I’ve been visiting with a colleague over some common challenges, and I’ve been impressed by what a deep thinker he is.  Even when he’s talking about students’ behaviors, he’s really talking about the big picture and what that student behavior represents. During one of these conversations I complimented him on a really engaging lesson and he responded with a… Read more →