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How to Keep Your Cool When a Student Pushes Your Buttons

By Andrew Hawk Every day, many teachers face one or more students who try to push their buttons. Students may do this because they want attention—children will take negative attention if they can’t get positive attention. Another common reason kids … Continue reading

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Building Trust in the Middle School Classroom

By Liz Bergren There is nothing more important than a safe, positive, nurturing classroom environment. Learning can only take place if students feel comfortable and safe in their learning spaces. Building trust and rapport among peers in the room as … Continue reading

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Restore the Peace: Implementing Restorative Justice in Schools

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthor of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Restorative justice gained acceptance in schools as a response to the ineffectiveness of the zero tolerance policies districts often had in place when students … Continue reading

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Tips for Quieting a Noisy Class

By Justin Ashley, author of The Balanced Teacher Path: How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy Whether you are a rookie or veteran teacher, you know that getting your students’ attention (and keeping it) can be the difference between a … Continue reading

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Teacher-Tested Strategies for Your Behavior Intervention Toolbox

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthor of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Every teacher should have a toolbox filled with their go-to strategies for managing the classroom and helping students be ready for activities. I have … Continue reading

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