How to turn around bad classroom behavior

Refocusing bad behavior can be tricky. When a student act out, it is easy to take their actions personally – they are deliberately disobeying me. I find that, because teachers are just like anyone else, bad behavior begins to wear on their patience, just like it would anyone else. Bad behavior in the classroom is distracting for everyone and Is typically a call for attention from the student exhibiting it. For new teachers, it’s difficult to manage when to ignore bad behavior and when/how to acknowledge it.  As always, let’s talk strategies and ways to improve on them.

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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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Mindfulness for Teachers

I believe that practicing mindfulness helps teachers protect themselves against burnout, deal with stressful situations, and keep a healthy level of emotional engagement in their job (and students). So some of you might be wondering, what the heck is mindfulness? The state of being mindful involves focusing your attention in the present moment while calmly acknowledging that current moments thoughts, feelings and sensations. When we are mindful, we’re connected to the

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