Serena Pariser has twelve years of experience teaching in public schools, including charter schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She was named Gompers Preparatory Academy Teacher of the Year in 2009. She is the former Assistant Director of Field Experiences at University of San Diego and also served as adjunct faculty. Serena is the bestselling author of Real Talk About Classroom Management: 50 Best Practices That Work And Show You Believe In Your Students and Real Talk About Time Management: 35 Best Practices for Educators. Serena’s third book Five to Thrive: Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom publishes June 2022 and covers more topics like the one in this article. All of her books were published by Corwin Press. You can find Serena on Twitter at @SerenaPariser, on Facebook: /SerenaPariser, or subscribe to her blog at www.serenapariser.com.