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Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Less Sleep Lowers IQ?

Yes, that is what this Time.com article shared in Twitter today. For instance, missing an hour of sleep turns a 6th grader brain into a 4th grader’s performance level. We … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Do your students need help in their writing skills?

I just saw these #Writing Anchor Charts featured in Twitter by the WeAreTeachers staff. These are useful in all elementary grades. The charts “record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Try More Recess – It Works!

One of the hardest things for me to understand during my last years as an elementary teacher was that my students couldn’t go outside in the fresh air and “chill!” … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why it’s Time for Parents to Grow Up!

The art of parenting is collapsing? We hurt our kids when we treat them like grownups? Are many kids emotionally overpowering their parents? Parents in North America are more likely … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Difference Between an Autistic Meltdown and a Temper Tantrum

Have you ever wondered how similar (or dissimilar) a typical toddler temper tantrum and and meltdown by an #Autistic child are exhibited? I’ve wondered that, too. Consider overwhelming stress, unreasonable … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

“A Man’s Character Should Control” what he has conceived

I just saw this quoted in a movie about Thomas Edison. This is the quote: “What a man’s mind can conceive, a man’s character can control.” Think about it. We’ve … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Too Little Behavior Therapy for Kids with ADHD?

The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported (May 2015) that many more children with #ADHD should be receiving additional behavior therapy not just medicines. They specifically cited that … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Text Evidence? Debate for Inspiration? Deep Thinkers? Are you sure?

Crunch time is here! We’re in the last days before end of the year achievement tests. Don’t panic! I just found a great blog, weareteachers.com, that will give you some … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment