Classroom Management

Your Students Have Cell Phones

Let the torture, I mean, texting begin A rite of passage for many students entering middle school is being handed their own cell phone. Chances are that parents of kids entering fifth, sixth, or seventh grades have discussed cell phones ad nauseum because their kids have been anticipating getting one for a long time. It

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A Calm Classroom Community

Being proactive by communicating expectations of classroom behavior No need for a bull horn, the students could hear me shouting just fine. My voice was so hoarse after my first year, it sounded like I was constantly coming down with whooping cough. Expectations? Oh, my students were fully aware of the expectations … after they

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