Today I yelled at a 9 year old.
He was ignoring me over and over again. He rolled his eyes at me. He laughed at me. And I snapped. I yelled at him.
I yelled at him loud and I embarrassed him. It was during my dismissal
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The last few weeks seem to have generated lots of tweets and blog posts on creating positive learning environments and achieving desired behavioral outcomes with our students. Many of the posts also speak to the need to steer clear of rewards, tokens, or awards as
I remember the first time I was placed in a classroom with students all on my own. I had been hired as a 7th grade teacher and it was the first day of school. A student came up and tried to give me a tissue