Get a Handle on Behavior

Don't Let Your Classroom Honeymoon End!

Is the honeymoon over in your class? Certainly I've noticed a decline in some of my student's behaviors already. Well, it's time to be consistent, yet fair and by no means will I be letting go of my high expectations. My success in handing behavior has always stemmed from having a good relationship with my students while keeping my expectations high. And of course, I can't say enough about being consistent. If you expect it - demand it. This week why not try some behavior contracts or worksheets to help with those students that need that extra bit.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~ William Arthur Ward

My Opinion! (Part of the Persuasive Writing Worksheets)

Help Your Students With Opinion Writing

Here is a great worksheet to help with persuasive writing, doesn't it all start with an opinion? Helping students with persuasive skills actually gives them a life long skill.  Think about it - you want to go on a trip and your significant other doesn't, you need persuasive skills. You want a different car than your partner/parents want, you need persuasive skills.

Hence, help our students to understand what is involved to persuade somebody to change their opinion in a productive manner. There are a wealth of worksheets/teaching ideas here to get started.

Once again, if you have any suggestions, tips or ideas for back to school, feel free to comment back. I luv hearing from you.