A coaching client asks: How to handle a kid wanting to go to the bathroom/nurse to avoid a game or interactive activity in class? FVR- How do you manage to keep the books organized so that kids can find their books the next time they go to read them? [...]
Kelly, a reader of this blog, writes: Thank you for the thorough and interesting materials on your website. I am experimenting with a bunch of them this year, especially the SSR and Quickwrite components of a daily schedule. . A quick question - would you allow students to listen to [...]
Sarah, a Spanish teacher who has been using some of our self-assessment tools for students (such as the Independent Reading Rubric, the Interpersonal Communication Self-Assessment, this Higher Level Thinking Assessment Example, and this Higher Level Thinking Book Report Example) writes: . Hi Bryce, Do you put the self assessment [...]
Many teachers have been struggling with my pandemic-influenced kids who not only aren’t getting the input they need but are distracting other students. Most of the class is smiling/laughing/engaged… so the compelling aspect may not be the problem… but some students just won't pay attention long enough to give [...]
Even small gestures can have a big impact--a look, a word can change a student's attitude and outlook. At the beginning of the holiday season, let's allow Charles Dickens to remind us of this. .
This bit of encouragement is specifically designed for Spanish teachers, but all will benefit. MUY BIEN Y MAS You may be doing a good job of praising your students already. This document is a way to give you some more ideas and options beyond a reflexive "Muy bien." Under [...]