Why Silent Modeling Is A Powerful Strategy

Why Silent Modeling Is A Powerful Strategy

Done right, modeling has the power to teach your students virtually anything you want them to be able to do. And in a way they won’t soon forget. The problem, however, is that most teachers don’t model very well. They gloss over details. They rush through important steps. They cut short what should be a […]

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Why You Don't Have To Be Cool To Build Rapport

Why You Don’t Have To Be Cool To Build Rapport

There is a common misconception that you must be “cool” in order to build rapport. The idea being that unless you’re able to interact with students on their level, unless you can speak their pop/youth culture language and tap into their wider influences, your influence will be limited. They’ll dismiss you and disregard what you […]

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Why You Should Never Lose Your Cool

11 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Lose Your Cool

Teachers tend to lose their cool when they feel they have no other recourse. Their buttons get pushed, frustration builds, and they boil over. They raise their voice. They fume and lecture. They glare and scold and stab the air with their finger. For some, it’s a hair-trigger habit that can happen with the least […]

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How To Get Parents On Your Side

How To Get Parents On Your Side

If dissatisfied, parents can be a source of great stress. They can question your methods. They can challenge your decisions. They can complain, make demands, and waste your precious time. Which is why it’s critical that you get them on your side, critical that they like you and trust you and support your program. There […]

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How To Teach Classroom Management On The First Day Of School

How To Teach Classroom Management On The First Day Of School

Although classroom management will make up only part of your first day of school, doing it right is essential. Because it sets the boundaries within which inspired teaching can take place. It establishes an impenetrable wall, safeguarding your students from distraction, interruption, bullying, disrespect, and the like. To be most effective, you mustn’t ease your […]

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How to Set The Tone On The First Day Of School

How To Set The Tone On The First Day Of School

Of the many goals you have on the first day of school, none compares in importance to setting the proper tone for your students. It is the initial impression of your classroom, after all, that establishes its culture. It’s the feeling, the pace, the attitude, the mood, and the spirit of the experience that expresses […]

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