Sunshine. Green grass. Field trips. We’ve officially hit the countdown to the end of the year. As the month finishes, students become more distracted than normal and keeping them engaged is mor
A student points their finger at you and says “You’re a substitute teacher, I don’t have to listen to you!” Or . . .
Whether in school, at work or in general interactions, there is a list of expectations in regard to behavior. One consideration we can make more often on our end is how well we are setting up our
Walking into a new classroom, 30 new people to interact with, a lesson plan to learn and teach and a set of new rules to adapt to and uphold. This is part of the challenge of working as a substitu
As we work with new students, we strive to build positive relationships as quickly as possible. This happens typically through a number of different ways: introducing yourself, positive reinforcem
There are a million different factors that play into a class’s behavior. One of the biggest factors that comes into play is respect. We often look at a self-centric view of respect when we are de
Since the 1780’s, America has been known for its diverse mix of cultural ideas and nationalities. We also find that cultural diversity in our classrooms.
One of the most disruptive times of the day continues to be transitions between classrooms or activities. If we are able to utilize the transition times to our benefit, this will help students say
Utilizing the power of physical presence in the classroom is one of the most underrated tools in the classroom management toolkit. Often times you don’t need to stop what you are doing to utilize
Here are some techniques in getting the most productive morning meeting, group time/circle time or between activities when you have energy-filled students. At times this 30 minute or so whole grou
The holidays bring about all sorts of joys in the classroom. Various decorations and projects, classroom/school activities and plenty of access to holiday treats, while fun and exciting, can cause
When the students in your classroom begin to stop following instructions don’t panic! There are different techniques you can use to get them back on track.