Preventing Misbehavior

Preventing Misbehavior

  • Classroom Management Prevention Before Intervention

    Classroom Management Prevention Before Intervention

    I’m often asked what to do about a child or children who are misbehaving in classrooms. Read More

  • Positive Comments Create a Positive Learning Environment

    Positive Comments Create a Positive Learning Environment

         I was thrilled this week to visit one of my student teachers who is working in a preschool program in a large urban public school. She has now created a wonderfully positive learning environment! Initially, she was struggling to keep the children’s attention during circle time. Read More

  • The “Lazy” Boy

    The “Lazy” Boy

    I’ve invited my college students to share their stories of success in using positive classroom strategies as guest authors. In this post, Marili Hernandez tells us how she has used positive feedback in her Internship classroom to turn around the attitude of a “lazy boy”. Read More

  • WOW! My Visit to North Star Charter School

    WOW! My Visit to North Star Charter School

           I just recently started supervising a student teacher at North Start Charter School in Newark NJ. What an amazing experience. I had read a great deal about Uncommon Schools who runs the charter school and their effective teaching and classroom management techniques so I was excited to observe a classroom. Read More

  • Seating Arrangements

    Seating Arrangements

    “Who am I going to sit next to? Where is my desk?” These are important questions that concern us even as adults! For a teacher setting up your classroom, deciding how the children will sit can either prevent or create behavior problems. Don’t worry about fads, or what other teachers are doing. Read More