Three Causes of Misbehavior

All students misbehave in school. You just have to show them that you’re in charge. Students in your class are out of control because your lessons are not interesting. Maybe, you need to offer them a reward so they will sit still for part of your lesson. This is usually bad advice offered to teachersContinue reading “Three Causes of Misbehavior”

Who’s Accountable for a Student’s Behavior?

Student behavior is always an explosive conversation with teachers and parents. Each of these respective groups has fixed opinions on this issue. Educators believe that parents need to do a better job teaching students how to respect adults in a school setting. While parents believe that teachers need to convey a more positive demeanor towardsContinue reading “Who’s Accountable for a Student’s Behavior?”

What is Homework?

Homework is not an assessment; it is practice. It provides students with an opportunity to replicate or apply skills or concepts in order to master grade-level content. Think of homework as a type of cognitive training to refine a student’s intellectual knowledge and application of grade- level content. The more opportunities students get to practiceContinue reading “What is Homework?”

Sit-Back and Wait

When I started as a training consultant, I was hesitant about working with non-educational organizations. I was worried that business minded clients would not take me seriously because my primary experience was in education.  I quickly discover that my experience in the educational sector would not be the problem. The biggest obstacle I faced inContinue reading “Sit-Back and Wait”