Category Archives: Classroom Management

Winter break: Stop the brain drain!

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Winter break can be challenging—for students, parents, and, yes, teachers. Of course, the first day or two is pure joy. Students get to stay up late, sleep in, and play with their friends. Parents don’t have to worry about packing … Continue reading

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The Puzzling Job of a Teacher in Today’s Classroom

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Your job as a teacher is becoming more complex—and stressful. With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards, you’re being called upon to transform your instruction to ensure all students master content and are able to apply it. On … Continue reading

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Knowing the Expectations

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant As the lazy days of summer begin to wind down I find it exciting to think about what a new school year will bring and what I can do to make it the best … Continue reading

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Improve Student Behavior with Specific Feedback

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant As you begin to enjoy your well-earned summer vacation I know that most of you are probably not sitting in your beach chairs thinking: How can I get my students to behave the way I … Continue reading

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Strategies for Building Stronger Relationships in the Classroom

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant The last time we chatted, I suggested thinking about ways to build stronger relationships in your classrooms, and promised that we’d continue the conversation in the future. Well, the future is here—so let’s get busy. … Continue reading

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