Know when it’s time to put away your superhero cape and call in the reinforcements.

Teach on, everyone!

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  1. Thank you for your uplifting words, Laura!

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  2. My pleasure, Danielle! I love taking care of my people. 🙂

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  3. After a day like today, I can’t tell you how reassuring it is to see your friendly face and hear a much needed pep talk. Thank you. Thank you.

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  4. I’m so glad this was helpful, Nancy. We all have those days. Tonight, no school work, okay? Instead, take a nap or take a walk to the park. Tomorrow will be a better day. 🙂

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  5. Thank you for your videos and posts! I watch/read them religiously. This is my 5th year teaching, 2nd year as a full-time English teacher. The students I teach are typically below grade level in reading and academics are low on their priorities. Included in the mix are a few “criminals,” I’m sad to say. (I don’t take anything they do personally because I always tell myself, they didn’t get to where they are without a lifetime of problems.)

    One problem I’m experiencing is low homework completion rates. They just won’t do it. How do you handle this element of classroom management?

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  6. Hey Ykeatonihs,
    Thanks for checking in with me. I faced similar struggles when I taught one year at a Community Day School, a program for kids just released from juvenile detention. It was definitely tough. Given your population, I’d definitely rethink traditional homework policies, especially since (I’m guessing) some/many of your students might not have great at-home support.

    I wrote about this topic last year when thinking about my own daughter’s homework struggles, but you might find some of these ideas useful for your classes, too: https://laurarandazzo.com/2015/03/21/fighting-the-good-fight/

    Hope this helps!
    Laura

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