Monthly Archives: March 2012

Acknowledge Progress

“Human progress is neither automatic or inevitable…. every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concerns of dedicated individuals.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In a phone conversation, I … Continue reading

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Restraining the Kraken within Us

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” – Proverbs 29:11 NIV My first year returning to the classroom, I worked at a school that was identified as a ‘turnaround’ school. So … Continue reading

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Classroom Battles and the Goal to Win the War as an Educator

“Let us rise up with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination and let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge, to make America what it ought to be. We have the opportunity … Continue reading

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Insight and Interventions for Power Behavior

“A gentleman would not offend me and someone who is not a gentleman cannot offend me.” – Frederick Douglass Remembering that students who exhibit power behavior will only stop on their own terms or continue with the misbehavior, some examples … Continue reading

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Goal of Misbehavior #2: Power Behavior

“Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.” – Proverbs 16:32 NIV Of the 4 Goals of Misbehavior, the next 2 are the most challening and difficult to work … Continue reading

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Interventions for Attention Pt. 2

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 NIV Strategy 4: Do the unexpected Turn out the lights Play a musical … Continue reading

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Interventions for Attention

“If you don’t feed the teachers, they will eat the children.” – Unknown Author Dr. Linda Albert provides a handout booklet with her textbook Cooperative Discipline that we provide to teachers who takes the course. Both the textbook and handout … Continue reading

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