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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