I just had the worst day of my school year. Maybe even the worst day in five school years. Without getting into details, I can say that one of my students used tech tools to bully a classmate and smear my name. It was nasty and, when I discovered it, my blood boiled. Continue reading
Using a positive approach to discipline, I’ve discovered that five minutes of my time can win a student’s heart forever. Whether it’s part of a formal classroom procedure (five “caught being good” moments = one phone call home) or just an informal call to a student’s parents on a whim, I’ve always had success when I make a positive phone call home.
How a typical call goes: Continue reading