Awesome Teachers Write a “To-Do” List That Can Actually Be Done

Teachers just don't have time. Really any profession that is a direct service profession (nursing, therapy, etc.) has limited amount of time because large chunks of the work day are spent with a person. This limits how much, and when, other work can be accomplished. However, research shows that creating a to-do list can improve … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Write a “To-Do” List That Can Actually Be Done

Awesome Teachers SHOW Gratitude (GMTT – 13)

Awesome teacher's don't just feel grateful what they have, they also show their gratitude. This is a dynamite combination that allows teachers who show it to benefit twice - to feel happier because they are grateful, and then benefit from act of showing the gratitude. The consequence of happier teachers is better work environments, and … Continue reading Awesome Teachers SHOW Gratitude (GMTT – 13)

Awesome Teachers Know The Difference Between A Behavior Management System And A Behavior Tool (GMTT – 12)

This article was inspired from an Instagram post I read recently. A teacher was venting about administrators who tell her to "ignore" or never say "no" to a student. While this may very well be true, I would be hard pressed to find a behavior specialist who would encourage teachers to just always "ignore." Ignoring … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Know The Difference Between A Behavior Management System And A Behavior Tool (GMTT – 12)

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)