Why Principals Don’t Praise

Smart Classroom Management: Why Principals Don't Praise

It’s not just you. Really, it isn’t. Many principals don’t praise anyone. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt when you’re ignored or your good work goes unnoticed. Whether you’re a veteran or brand-new teacher, everyone appreciates well-earned recognition. Everyone appreciates positive feedback. After all, it lets you know if you’re on the right track. … Read more

How To Fix A Talkative Class

Smart Classroom Management: How To Fix A Talkative Class

Unwanted talking is near the top of the list of teacher frustrations. Although not considered severe misbehavior, it can nonetheless severely disrupt learning. It can hijack listening, shatter concentration, and cause other students to join in as well. It’s a thorny issue—because it’s hard to know why it’s happening, what you’re doing wrong, and why … Read more

How To Not Quit Teaching

Smart Classroom Management: How To Not Quit Teaching

Four of every ten new teachers leave the profession within five years. That is a staggering number. It’s made all the more alarming given that teacher shortages in the US are expected to exceed 300,000 by 2020. Although low starting pay, large class sizes, and lack of autonomy are certainly factors . . . Most … Read more

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