Program Development

Getting Started with Social Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) – the Easy Way

Your administration comes to you and asks you to incorporate Social Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) into your curriculum. They explain with exuberance, (trying to sell you on the idea) that you are a great teacher who really connects with your students and this would be a great opportunity to make a change in the community. (Argggg,… Continue reading Getting Started with Social Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) – the Easy Way

Classroom and Group Management

12 Ways To Avoid Misbehavior In A Classroom Or Group Setting

“I would have never talked back to a teacher.”  “I am a glorified babysitter.”  “All I do is manage behavior.” For years, I have overheard the rantings and frustrations over our youths’ misbehavior in the teachers’ lounge and the staff break room. I have also seen new teachers sit in their classrooms and cry because they are… Continue reading 12 Ways To Avoid Misbehavior In A Classroom Or Group Setting

Work Readiness

What Not To Wear… On A Job Interview

You are in a room anxiously awaiting your next job interview. You have prepped for the interview and just re-read the resumes. You have been trying to find the best candidates to fill the open positions and have already spent an exorbitant amount of time on interviews. You really want the next candidate to be… Continue reading What Not To Wear… On A Job Interview

Classroom and Group Management

Smart Strategies for Establishing Group and Class Routines and Procedures

As an educator, I’ve learned that it’s imperative to establish routines and procedures in a class or group. Without routines and procedures, your classroom or group can become utter chaos.