Why ‘GO to the principal’s office’ doesn’t change behavior

I have found that one of the biggest issues my freshmen (I’m going to use this term to describe teachers in their first, second and third year teaching) teachers struggle with is classroom management.  On survey’s I conduct on public and private schools alike, managing behavioral issues and keeping kiddo’s willing and engaged in the learning process make the top of the list for professional development needs. Where do you guys get this support from on your campuses each day? (not a rhetorical question by the way…I really need to know).

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#MichED chat recap

I had the opportunity to be a part of something amazing tonight. Education in this state is under a microscope right now, you can’t turn on a radio station or flip open a newspaper without being bombarded with all the things that are going wrong, specifically within Detroit Public Schools. I’m not ignoring that, or setting that a side when I say, I had the opportunity to be a part of something wonderfully amazing tonight.

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