Tag Archives: discipline

4 Steps to Managing Off-Task Behavior

Keeping students on task is a major concern for teachers and managing classroom behavior remains a constant challenge.  This guide provides teachers with a quick reference to keep students who are off-task from disturbing the rest of the students and get back on track.…

How Can We #Rethink Discipline?

On July 22, 2015 educators gathered at the White House to Rethink School Discipline.

“The conference sought to advance the national conversation about reducing the overuse of unnecessary out of school suspensions and expulsions and replacing these practices with positive alternatives that keep students in school and engaged in learning, but also ensure accountability.”

As I participated in the Twitter conversation #rethinkdiscipline, I began to think about ways we could avoid reaching the point where we have to suspend students.…

The Disruptors

I spent 30 years in the classroom. So I know a little something about kids who disrupt the flow of learning, having faced them frequently—say, daily—for those three decades. And if there’s one thing I know for sure about kids who are disruptive, it’s this: they’re all different.…

Avoiding Power Struggles

By Shane Isley, Kate Marshall, Sarah Fefer, & Meme Hieneman

After throwing away meat wrappers, Suzy asks her son David to take out the trash before she leaves the room to make a phone call.  When Suzy comes back, she finds that David has gone outside to play with his friends instead of taking out the trash.  The wrappers are torn apart and the trash has been spread out all over the kitchen floor by the family dog.…