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Classroom Management: Fifteen Ways to Correct Student Misbehavior without Writing an Office Referral

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Classroom Management:  Fifteen Ways to Correct Student Misbehavior without Writing an Office Referral

Minor misbehaviors can be easily corrected by classroom management. You can create the best lesson in the world, but students need to be on-task before that lesson can engage them. Expecting anything less than 100% engagement is a disservice to your students.

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End-of-Course Surveys: Using Feedback to Improve Instruction

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End-of-Course Surveys: Using Feedback to Improve Instruction

Someone once said that “Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions,” and I fully agree. (Don't tell Wheaties!) That’s why I end every school year with end-of-course surveys, where students can give me detailed feedback. Here are some tips for doing so.

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It's a Wonderful Classroom

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It's a Wonderful Classroom

Always remember: Creative teaching requires extra effort from you, the teacher. It is a privilege, not a right. From time to time, students must be reminded of this.

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Can Stories Save Humanity from the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence?

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Can Stories Save Humanity from the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence has arrived on the scene, and what was once science fiction has seemingly become science reality. While many are heralding the arrival of advanced A.I. with joy and wonder (teachers included), some are concerned about its rapid growth. What will the future hold if A.I.’s power to teach itself and expand its own boundaries increases? What unforeseen problems could arise from giving something that does not have human values power over human life?

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A Cheerful Heart = Good Medicine

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A Cheerful Heart = Good Medicine

Often times, a little word of encouragement does us more good than we can ever imagine. 

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