Awesome Teachers Praise Their Students To Increase Positive Behaviors (GMTT – #8)

Remember last week's Give More To Teaching Idea? "Walk around, Talk around?" Well I am going to add Praise Around. This is super powerful in conjunction with movement through the classroom. And did you know that it is a researched based behavior modification tactic? Plus it takes no additional resources, tools, or training. You can … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Praise Their Students To Increase Positive Behaviors (GMTT – #8)

10 Best Retail Seasonal Part-Time Jobs For Teachers and Professionals

Teachers don't have time for some crappy part-time job that's going to add a bunch of stress. We're stressed enough, thank you. But making ends meet (especially at the Holidays) is difficult. An easy way to do that is by adding in a part-time job. So I have taken the best paying part-time retail gigs … Continue reading 10 Best Retail Seasonal Part-Time Jobs For Teachers and Professionals

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

Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)

I LOVE precision requests. I might even like the name more than the actual action. I am going to say a precise request with power behind it. Doesn't it give you the teacher shivers a little bit? Okay, maybe it doesn't, but it should. And it can! Awesome teachers use these instead of reprimands because … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)