Press Release: The First Six Weeks of School

Original Link, from PN Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-edition-of-the-first-six-weeks-of-school-released-300049770.html New Edition of “The First Six Weeks of School” Released Responsive Classroom’s Classic Guide for K-6 Teachers This practical guide from Responsive Classroom helps K-6 teachers use the crucial early weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year

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Beating Teacher Burnout – Scholastic

Orignial Article: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/beating-teacher-burnout What Causes Burnout? On top of everyday stressors like scant resources and long hours, there’s a surprising culprit behind many cases of burnout: teachers’ own beliefs that they’re not able to do all the different (and changing) parts of their job well. Even skilled veterans

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Books on Positive Thinking – The Cornerstone

Original Article: http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/free-resources/encouragement-and-inspiration/books-on-positive-thinking The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out is a new book by Mike Anderson. I heard his presentation at an ASCD conference and really enjoyed his perspective. He explains the reasons why teachers need to feel positive

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Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids – DailyGabe

Original Article: http://dailygabe.blogspot.com/2013/10/nixing-recess-silly-alarmingly-popular.html When Kathy Lauer-Williams’s son was in elementary school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he would often lose recess as a punishment for forgetting his homework or a signature on a form. Troubled by the teacher’s habit of taking away recess, Lauer-Williams wrote about it on her blog and spoke

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Can We Find Sanity in Teaching?

Original Link: http://www.coreofeducation.com/2014/04/07/can-we-find-sanity-in-teaching/ ASCD Author Mike Anderson spent time with the Core to discuss his book The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out. We first met Anderson at ASCD 2014 in Los Angeles last month. Anderson had been speaking about the choices

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ASCD Annual Conference Session: Classroom Management for New Teachers

Original Article: http://www.ascd.org/conferences/conference-daily/ac12/classroom-management.aspx Effective Classroom Management for New Teachers Avoiding Mistakes, Positive Reinforcement Christine Fisher In many fields, professionals say you need to log 10,000 hours to become an expert. For new teachers, that can take about five years, and those first five years are often the most

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