Kindness in the classroom is more than a catch phrase or a the latest fad. It is, or should be, the ultimate goal of every educator in every school in every country. Kindness and respect lead to learning, while bullying, whether intentional or not, and criticism lead to anything but a productive learning environment.
On Sunday, October 26th, 2014, Really Good Stuff presented the second of our professional development webinars called “3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management”. Watch* a recording of it below and find out how you can transform a challenging class into one that works for you and for learning.
Imagine walking into your classroom after a night spent tossing and turning. The weight of testing and papers to be graded is heavy on your shoulders as you push open the heavy door. A notice about cancelled specials has been slid under your door and it slides across the room as you breathe out a
We asked Really Good Teachers around the country to share with us some of their best tips and tricks for creating a positive, bully-free classroom community during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. They also shared their challenges and struggles with maintaining a positive classroom throughout the year. If you are searching for a
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Check out the resources in the graphic or below for ways to talk with your students about bullying and its effects. It’s Time to Take a Stand.
When the class roster is stacked with more boys than girls, there is a definite need to adjust teaching styles and approaches. The idea that boys are more physical, more active, and more prone to struggle with quiet classroom activities is firmly backed up with scientific studies on the differences between the male and female
by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Behavior Management is an important component to a successful school year. Classroom management is the key to a positive classroom environment. A well-designed classroom management plan can lead to a happier learning community.
Behavior Management may get easier the longer you have been teaching, but it is an area that can always be adjusted from year to year. As any teacher knows, the class you had last year may be vastly different from the class you have this year. During the Wednesday, August 7th #TeachChat, Really Good Teachers
The topic of classroom pets has come up a lot recently in teacher discussions. The start of the new school year is when many have to make the tough choice – to have a class pet or not to have a class pet. For some teachers, the case is closed because of school or district
If you celebrate a “Student of the Week” each week, it is a great way to make each child in your class feel extra-special. Starting off the celebrations early can set the tone for the rest of the school year. It not only makes children feel incredibly special, it gives them something to look forward