Category: Student Behavior

9 Brain Break Activities to Incorporate In Your Classroom Now

I used to secretly blame children’s lack of focus on behavior, motivation, or poor upbringing. Katie can’t read for more than ten minutes without glancing down at her shoe, picking at her eraser, or staring out the window. This was frustrating to me, so…

My Greatest Mistakes As a First-Year Teacher

When I think back on my own journey towards becoming the warrior-teacher I am today, I laugh gently at myself for the mistakes I made along the way. Especially the mistakes I made with my very first group of students. Wherever those wonderful souls…

How To Challenge The “Good Enough” Mentality

“Ms. C, I finished my paragraph. Is this good enough?” When I first started teaching at my small, rural school, this phrase was practically set on repeat. Student after student would approach me with their work, asking if it was “good enough”. I would…

How Students Who Grow Up In Trauma-Households Learn Differently

Imagine that one time that you went to reach for your wallet and realized that it was no longer there. A blanket of cold dread pushed from your scalp to your toes, your heart rate increased, and you may have felt momentarily dizzy. This…

Apathy: How To Approach The Student Who Doesn’t Try

“When it comes to an apathetic student, the issue does not lie with you, dear teacher.

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