Awesome Teachers Incorporate Group Behavior Management (GMTT – 11)

Group behavior management has taken some "hits" recently. The teachers I have interacted with have become worried about embarrassing a student, creating an avenue for bullying, or creating more bad behavior from being called out. However, research continually shows that group behavior management is a powerful motivator. Not only do they help with general behaviors, … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Incorporate Group Behavior Management (GMTT – 11)

Awesome Teachers Focus On One Aspect Of Their Job To Advocate For (GMTT – #10)

Teachers are upset. They are displeased with their work conditions. Here are details from recent strikes: Chicago, West Virginia, or California. The teacher profession is under attack. Teachers are mandated to teach very specific curriculum, expected to produce nearly impossible results, take all of the heat from a struggling system, and then are paid like … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Focus On One Aspect Of Their Job To Advocate For (GMTT – #10)

Awesome Teachers Walk Around The Room As They Teach (GMTT – #7)

Have you ever met or heard of Anita Archer? Well she's amazing and is a wonderful teacher and trainer. Something she encourages teachers to do is to "walk around and talk around." This means literally walking around while you are instructing. That's it. If you are running low on motivation this week and really want … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Walk Around The Room As They Teach (GMTT – #7)

Awesome Teachers Remember They Can’t Do Everything Every Week (GMTT-#6)

I realized as I started this project that this list could become counter productive. Many teachers feel so overwhelmed that a big list of ways to to improve, even SMALL ways, can seem like an impossible task. Never fear though, I have written several steps to help keep you in a growth mindset. And if … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Remember They Can’t Do Everything Every Week (GMTT-#6)

10 Best Halloween Educational Activities For Elementary AND High School

I love Halloween! When I worked as a traditional pull-out special education teacher, I missed out on most of the halloween fun. Everything I taught had to be based on child's IEP goals. This was never a problem, but I did find myself pining after a good halloween activity. Eventually I found some things that … Continue reading 10 Best Halloween Educational Activities For Elementary AND High School