Burnout!

Classroom management is one of the main reasons for job burnout and attrition in first-year teachers. I remember that first year of teaching; as classroom management goes, it wasn’t pretty. There was pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth and wails of frustration—and that was me in the car on the way home from work…

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Simple Tips!

Sometimes the best teacher tips use the simplest supplies—or no supplies at all! Check out my current favorite tips that you can implement in a jiffy. Need to get students’ attention? Do it with an invisible remote control (or a real one you don’t use anymore). Simply pantomime holding up a remote and say “click”…

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Detour!

Dagnabbit, I did it again! I have a short drive to work each day, and I drive the same way every weekday morning. That is until last week, when a construction project closed a street along my morning route. This closure hasn’t been problematic for me on the drive home. There are bright orange cones,…

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