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  1. Literacy Teachers: Rethink the Phrase, “Good Readers…”
    17-May-19 • 0 Comment
  2. Positive Engagement and Behavior at the End the Year–35 Ideas to Try
    13-May-19 • 0 Comment
  3. What We Say and How We Say It Matter: ASCD Webinar with Mike Anderson
    31-Mar-19 • Comments Off on What We Say and How We Say It Matter: ASCD Webinar with Mike Anderson
  4. Should We Be Thinking About The Way We Speak To Our Students… And Each Other?
    14-Mar-19 • Comments Off on Should We Be Thinking About The Way We Speak To Our Students… And Each Other?
  5. Rethinking Praise
    11-Jan-19 • Comments Off on Rethinking Praise
  6. What We Say and How We Say It Matter
    10-Jan-19 • Comments Off on What We Say and How We Say It Matter
  7. Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior: Bam! Radio Interview
    10-Jan-19 • Comments Off on Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior: Bam! Radio Interview
  8. Boost Your Mood Before School Each Day
    12-Dec-18 • Comments Off on Boost Your Mood Before School Each Day
  9. Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom: Three Strategies to Try
    3-Dec-18 • Comments Off on Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom: Three Strategies to Try
  10. The World is Changing–So Should School
    26-Oct-18 • Comments Off on The World is Changing–So Should School
  11. Five Alternatives to “Good Job!”
    24-Oct-18 • Comments Off on Five Alternatives to “Good Job!”
  12. Set Students Up for Success with Choice
    29-Aug-18 • Comments Off on Set Students Up for Success with Choice
  13. A Few Tips for Teachers Giving Presentations
    26-Jul-18 • Comments Off on A Few Tips for Teachers Giving Presentations
  14. Without These Three Conditions, Student Choice Probably Won’t Work
    17-Jul-18 • Comments Off on Without These Three Conditions, Student Choice Probably Won’t Work
  15. Avoid the (Teacher) Summer Slide
    9-Jul-18 • 2 Comments
  16. Teach Social-Emotional Skills through Literacy Workshop
    5-Jun-18 • 2 Comments
  17. 36 Ideas for the Last Weeks of School
    8-May-18 • Comments Off on 36 Ideas for the Last Weeks of School
  18. Getting Started with Cloning Yourself in the Classroom
    8-Feb-18 • 7 Comments
  19. Need More Teachers in the Classroom? Clone Yourself!
    29-Oct-17 • 3 Comments
  20. Letting Students Make the Choice
    26-Oct-17 • Comments Off on Letting Students Make the Choice
  21. Homework: A Grievable Offense
    6-Sep-17 • 6 Comments
  22. Teach Like Finland: A Must-Read for All Educators
    28-Aug-17 • Comments Off on Teach Like Finland: A Must-Read for All Educators
  23. On Homework
    20-Aug-17 • Comments Off on On Homework
  24. Five Ways to Move Away from Compliance-Based Classrooms
    15-Aug-17 • Comments Off on Five Ways to Move Away from Compliance-Based Classrooms
  25. Connecting SEL and Literacy Teaching: A PD Activity to Try
    24-May-17 • Comments Off on Connecting SEL and Literacy Teaching: A PD Activity to Try
  26. Succeed in (Don’t Just Survive) the Last Days of School
    18-May-17 • 1 Comment
  27. What is Self-Differentiation?
    18-Apr-17 • Comments Off on What is Self-Differentiation?
  28. Spark Passion and Purpose with Independent Research
    2-Feb-17 • 2 Comments
  29. 12 Routines to Revisit in January
    31-Dec-16 • Comments Off on 12 Routines to Revisit in January
  30. Teacher Resolutions that Work
    31-Dec-16 • Comments Off on Teacher Resolutions that Work
  31. Homework: Why and WHY NOT
    5-Dec-16 • Comments Off on Homework: Why and WHY NOT
  32. Teachers and Parents: Three Strategies to Help Focus on this Year, not Next
    21-Nov-16 • 2 Comments
  33. Teaching Math without Homework
    31-Oct-16 • Comments Off on Teaching Math without Homework
  34. Facing the October Blues? Revive Your Back-to-School Mojo
    28-Oct-16 • Comments Off on Facing the October Blues? Revive Your Back-to-School Mojo
  35. Overcoming the October Blues: Six Competence-Boosting Strategies
    13-Oct-16 • Comments Off on Overcoming the October Blues: Six Competence-Boosting Strategies
  36. The Atlantic: The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers
    8-Oct-16 • Comments Off on The Atlantic: The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers
  37. How Well Do You Know Your Students?
    3-Oct-16 • Comments Off on How Well Do You Know Your Students?
  38. Math Teachers: Avoid the Homework Doom Loop
    21-Sep-16 • 1 Comment
  39. Effective and Respectful Discipline: Education Talk Radio with Larry Jacobs
    8-Sep-16 • Comments Off on Effective and Respectful Discipline: Education Talk Radio with Larry Jacobs
  40. 45 Routines to Teach in the First Weeks of School: A Good Start
    28-Aug-16 • Comments Off on 45 Routines to Teach in the First Weeks of School: A Good Start
  41. Effective Modeling: 4 Key Components
    28-Aug-16 • Comments Off on Effective Modeling: 4 Key Components
  42. School Leaders: Take Care of Your Teachers! 17 Ideas for Supporting Staff Health and Balance
    17-Aug-16 • 2 Comments
  43. A Few Classroom Design Ideas
    5-Aug-16 • Comments Off on A Few Classroom Design Ideas
  44. Principal Center Radio Interview: Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
    14-Jun-16 • Comments Off on Principal Center Radio Interview: Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
  45. EduTalk Radio Interview with Larry Jacobs: Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
    13-Jun-16 • Comments Off on EduTalk Radio Interview with Larry Jacobs: Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
  46. Testimonials
    7-Jun-16 • Comments Off on Testimonials
  47. No Guilt Allowed in the Final Days of School
    31-May-16 • Comments Off on No Guilt Allowed in the Final Days of School
  48. The Life of a Well-Balanced Teacher
    19-May-16 • Comments Off on The Life of a Well-Balanced Teacher
  49. Learn. Teach. Lead. Radio Interview: Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
    11-May-16 • Comments Off on Learn. Teach. Lead. Radio Interview: Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
  50. Reclaiming Teacher Autonomy Through Choice
    11-May-16 • Comments Off on Reclaiming Teacher Autonomy Through Choice
  51. When Students Learn to Choose, They Choose to Learn
    25-Apr-16 • Comments Off on When Students Learn to Choose, They Choose to Learn
  52. ASCD Annual Conference Interview with Rod Berger
    22-Apr-16 • Comments Off on ASCD Annual Conference Interview with Rod Berger
  53. Help Students Choose to Learn
    19-Apr-16 • Comments Off on Help Students Choose to Learn
  54. Promoting a Growth Mindset: An Activity to Try
    11-Apr-16 • 2 Comments
  55. Uncle Curmudgeon: Stop Preparing Kids for Next Year!
    6-Apr-16 • Comments Off on Uncle Curmudgeon: Stop Preparing Kids for Next Year!
  56. Supporting Staff Health and Balance: Ideas for Principals
    29-Mar-16 • Comments Off on Supporting Staff Health and Balance: Ideas for Principals
  57. When Work Is Its Own Reward
    24-Mar-16 • Comments Off on When Work Is Its Own Reward
  58. 15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teachers
    8-Mar-16 • Comments Off on 15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teachers
  59. Self-Esteem: Can We Hand It to Our Kids on a Silver Platter? (Committee for Children Blogs)
    25-Feb-16 • Comments Off on Self-Esteem: Can We Hand It to Our Kids on a Silver Platter? (Committee for Children Blogs)
  60. Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
    24-Feb-16 • Comments Off on Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
  61. PARCC is Out of Line
    19-Feb-16 • Comments Off on PARCC is Out of Line
  62. Uncle Curmudgeon Grumps about “Exceeds the Standard”
    8-Feb-16 • Comments Off on Uncle Curmudgeon Grumps about “Exceeds the Standard”
  63. Resolutions that Work
    4-Jan-16 • Comments Off on Resolutions that Work
  64. Uncle Curmudgeon: Stop Giving Homework!
    1-Dec-15 • 2 Comments
  65. Check in on Your Most Vulnerable Students
    23-Nov-15 • Comments Off on Check in on Your Most Vulnerable Students
  66. Feed the Right Wolf
    17-Nov-15 • Comments Off on Feed the Right Wolf
  67. Our Classroom Walls
    17-Nov-15 • Comments Off on Our Classroom Walls
  68. Response: Students Develop Grit By ‘Taking Charge Of Their Own Learning’
    7-Oct-15 • Comments Off on Response: Students Develop Grit By ‘Taking Charge Of Their Own Learning’
  69. The Challenge (and Importance) of Saying “No”
    5-Oct-15 • Comments Off on The Challenge (and Importance) of Saying “No”
  70. Social-Emotional Learning and Academics: Better Together
    30-Sep-15 • Comments Off on Social-Emotional Learning and Academics: Better Together
  71. How (and Why) I Stopped Saying, “I like the way you…”
    28-Sep-15 • 2 Comments
  72. When Students Are Disruptive: 10 Ideas to Try
    11-Sep-15 • 1 Comment
  73. 7 Habits of a Healthy Educator
    10-Sep-15 • Comments Off on 7 Habits of a Healthy Educator
  74. Re:Teaching – A Conversation with Mike Anderson
    5-Sep-15 • 2 Comments
  75. BAM! Radio Interview: Try These Strategies to Create Trust and Personal Connections with Students
    26-Aug-15 • Comments Off on BAM! Radio Interview: Try These Strategies to Create Trust and Personal Connections with Students
  76. Time Management Tips to Help Achieve a Work-Life Balance–NEA Member Benefits
    25-Aug-15 • Comments Off on Time Management Tips to Help Achieve a Work-Life Balance–NEA Member Benefits
  77. Uncle Curmudgeon: Should Families Spend So Much on School Supplies?
    24-Aug-15 • Comments Off on Uncle Curmudgeon: Should Families Spend So Much on School Supplies?
  78. Building Staff Community Early in the Year
    10-Aug-15 • Comments Off on Building Staff Community Early in the Year
  79. Six Strategies for Getting to Know Your Students
    10-Aug-15 • Comments Off on Six Strategies for Getting to Know Your Students
  80. Consider a Slight Variation to the Golden Rule
    26-Jul-15 • 1 Comment
  81. Rethinking Rewards and Incentives
    14-Jul-15 • Comments Off on Rethinking Rewards and Incentives
  82. Good Professional Development Should Mirror Good Teaching
    10-Jun-15 • Comments Off on Good Professional Development Should Mirror Good Teaching
  83. Personalized Learning through Student-Led Research
    5-Jun-15 • Comments Off on Personalized Learning through Student-Led Research
  84. The Revolving Door of New Teachers: How to Break the Cycle
    2-Jun-15 • Comments Off on The Revolving Door of New Teachers: How to Break the Cycle
  85. Mighty Meltdowns in the Month of May
    19-May-15 • 4 Comments
  86. Uncle Curmudgeon: Don’t Hide Learning When It’s Fun!
    5-May-15 • Comments Off on Uncle Curmudgeon: Don’t Hide Learning When It’s Fun!
  87. Integrating a Whole Child Approach: Beyond Extra Curricular Activities
    24-Apr-15 • Comments Off on Integrating a Whole Child Approach: Beyond Extra Curricular Activities
  88. What We Wear Matters
    24-Apr-15 • 2 Comments
  89. Uncle Curmudgeon: Pop Quizzes
    15-Apr-15 • 5 Comments
  90. A Growth Mindset in Mathematics
    3-Apr-15 • 1 Comment
  91. The Well-Balanced Teacher
    12-Mar-15 • Comments Off on The Well-Balanced Teacher
  92. Do Your Students Seem Older?
    12-Mar-15 • Comments Off on Do Your Students Seem Older?
  93. The Research-Ready Classroom
    10-Mar-15 • Comments Off on The Research-Ready Classroom
  94. The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition
    3-Mar-15 • Comments Off on The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition
  95. What Every Teacher Needs to Know Series
    2-Mar-15 • Comments Off on What Every Teacher Needs to Know Series
  96. Press Release: The First Six Weeks of School
    1-Mar-15 • Comments Off on Press Release: The First Six Weeks of School
  97. Good Teaching in the NFL
    19-Feb-15 • 1 Comment
  98. Beating Teacher Burnout – Scholastic
    2-Feb-15 • Comments Off on Beating Teacher Burnout – Scholastic
  99. What’s in a Name?
    15-Sep-14 • Comments Off on What’s in a Name?
  100. Helping teachers survive in – and out of – the classroom – The Mindful Teacher
    29-Aug-14 • Comments Off on Helping teachers survive in – and out of – the classroom – The Mindful Teacher
  101. Books on Positive Thinking – The Cornerstone
    14-Jan-14 • Comments Off on Books on Positive Thinking – The Cornerstone
  102. Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids – DailyGabe
    23-Oct-13 • Comments Off on Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids – DailyGabe
  103. Healthy Habits to Start a Career
    16-Sep-13 • Comments Off on Healthy Habits to Start a Career
  104. EduTalk Radio with Larry Jacobs – ASCD Author Mike Anderson “The Well Balanced Teacher”
    1-Aug-13 • Comments Off on EduTalk Radio with Larry Jacobs – ASCD Author Mike Anderson “The Well Balanced Teacher”
  105. Can We Find Sanity in Teaching?
    7-Apr-13 • Comments Off on Can We Find Sanity in Teaching?
  106. No Ordinary Monday
    16-Dec-12 • Comments Off on No Ordinary Monday
  107. Another One of Those Days: Thinking ahead about how to handle disruptions and distractions.
    12-Oct-12 • Comments Off on Another One of Those Days: Thinking ahead about how to handle disruptions and distractions.
  108. Every Teacher Series Makes AEP Finals!
    31-May-12 • Comments Off on Every Teacher Series Makes AEP Finals!
  109. ASCD Virtual Conference, May 2012 – The Well-Balanced Teacher Webinar
    2-May-12 • Comments Off on ASCD Virtual Conference, May 2012 – The Well-Balanced Teacher Webinar
  110. ASCD Annual Conference Session: Classroom Management for New Teachers
    25-Mar-12 • Comments Off on ASCD Annual Conference Session: Classroom Management for New Teachers
  111. Lining Up
    28-Feb-12 • Comments Off on Lining Up
  112. Classroom Management Help for New Teachers with Book Series from Responsive Classroom
    7-Nov-11 • Comments Off on Classroom Management Help for New Teachers with Book Series from Responsive Classroom
  113. The Trouble with Testing
    2-Nov-11 • Comments Off on The Trouble with Testing
  114. Communicating with Parents
    29-Aug-11 • Comments Off on Communicating with Parents
  115. Setting the Stage for Successful Assemblies
    12-Aug-11 • Comments Off on Setting the Stage for Successful Assemblies
  116. Who Were the Every Teacher Books Written For?
    21-Jul-11 • Comments Off on Who Were the Every Teacher Books Written For?
  117. Working with Parents as a First Year Teacher
    20-Jul-11 • Comments Off on Working with Parents as a First Year Teacher
  118. Teacher Stress and Student Behavior
    10-Jun-11 • Comments Off on Teacher Stress and Student Behavior
  119. Bringing the School Year to a Strong Finish
    29-Apr-11 • Comments Off on Bringing the School Year to a Strong Finish
  120. What 4th Graders Need
    21-Apr-11 • Comments Off on What 4th Graders Need
  121. The Early and Elementary Years / The Leap into 4th Grade
    12-Apr-11 • Comments Off on The Early and Elementary Years / The Leap into 4th Grade
  122. Classroom Displays: Keep the Focus on Student Work
    31-Mar-11 • Comments Off on Classroom Displays: Keep the Focus on Student Work
  123. Teaching a Balance: ASCD Conference Blog Post
    30-Mar-11 • Comments Off on Teaching a Balance: ASCD Conference Blog Post
  124. The Power of Positive Routines
    30-Mar-11 • Comments Off on The Power of Positive Routines
  125. In their Own Words. UNH Magazine Online, March 2011
    2-Mar-11 • Comments Off on In their Own Words. UNH Magazine Online, March 2011
  126. Quiet Signals Key to Classroom Management
    20-Jan-11 • Comments Off on Quiet Signals Key to Classroom Management
  127. Homework: An Unwelcome Guest
    11-Jan-11 • Comments Off on Homework: An Unwelcome Guest
  128. Setting Good Goals
    29-Dec-10 • Comments Off on Setting Good Goals
  129. Holiday Celebrations
    10-Dec-10 • Comments Off on Holiday Celebrations
  130. Ask the Authors: Mike Anderson and Margaret Berry Wilson
    24-Nov-10 • Comments Off on Ask the Authors: Mike Anderson and Margaret Berry Wilson
  131. Ask the Author: Mike Anderson
    24-Nov-10 • Comments Off on Ask the Author: Mike Anderson
  132. Keep Learning Going During Holiday & Vacation Times
    12-Nov-10 • Comments Off on Keep Learning Going During Holiday & Vacation Times
  133. A Comfortable Way to Work
    3-Nov-10 • Comments Off on A Comfortable Way to Work
  134. Make Learning a Moving Experience
    1-Nov-10 • Comments Off on Make Learning a Moving Experience
  135. Move Around the Room
    27-Oct-10 • Comments Off on Move Around the Room
  136. Lecture Less
    25-Oct-10 • Comments Off on Lecture Less
  137. Sitting Too Much?
    22-Oct-10 • Comments Off on Sitting Too Much?
  138. A Well-Balanced Read – Wonder of Children
    1-Oct-10 • Comments Off on A Well-Balanced Read – Wonder of Children
  139. Archived webinar: The Well-Balanced Teacher, ASCD, September 29, 2010
    29-Sep-10 • Comments Off on Archived webinar: The Well-Balanced Teacher, ASCD, September 29, 2010
  140. Ask the Author: Mike Anderson
    28-Sep-10 • Comments Off on Ask the Author: Mike Anderson
  141. Fall Testing Tips
    23-Sep-10 • Comments Off on Fall Testing Tips
  142. New ASCD Book Helps Stressed-Out Educators Take Ownership of Personal Wellness
    22-Sep-10 • Comments Off on New ASCD Book Helps Stressed-Out Educators Take Ownership of Personal Wellness
  143. Every Teacher Tips: Displaying Student Work
    18-Aug-10 • Comments Off on Every Teacher Tips: Displaying Student Work
  144. The Whole Teacher – Panel Discussion Podcast
    17-Aug-10 • Comments Off on The Whole Teacher – Panel Discussion Podcast
  145. Be a Well-Balanced Teacher: Tips for the New School Year
    17-Aug-10 • Comments Off on Be a Well-Balanced Teacher: Tips for the New School Year
  146. Classroom Connections: Community Supplies
    12-Aug-10 • Comments Off on Classroom Connections: Community Supplies
  147. Technology in the Classroom
    2-Aug-10 • Comments Off on Technology in the Classroom
  148. Every Teacher Tips: Parents and Other Volunteers in the Classroom
    20-Jul-10 • Comments Off on Every Teacher Tips: Parents and Other Volunteers in the Classroom
  149. Every Teacher Tips: Community Supplies
    6-Jul-10 • Comments Off on Every Teacher Tips: Community Supplies
  150. Classroom Tension Tamers: Three More Ideas to Use Now!
    29-Apr-10 • Comments Off on Classroom Tension Tamers: Three More Ideas to Use Now!
  151. Classroom Tension Tamers: Three Ideas to Use Now
    21-Apr-10 • Comments Off on Classroom Tension Tamers: Three Ideas to Use Now
  152. Behavior Challenges in the Homestretch? Interactive Modeling Can Help.
    12-Apr-10 • Comments Off on Behavior Challenges in the Homestretch? Interactive Modeling Can Help.
  153. Handling the Holidays (Part 5): Morning Meeting Message
    18-Dec-09 • Comments Off on Handling the Holidays (Part 5): Morning Meeting Message
  154. Handling the Holidays (Part 4): Morning Meeting Group Activity
    16-Dec-09 • Comments Off on Handling the Holidays (Part 4): Morning Meeting Group Activity
  155. Handling the Holidays (Part 3): Morning Meeting Sharing
    15-Dec-09 • Comments Off on Handling the Holidays (Part 3): Morning Meeting Sharing
  156. Handling the Holidays (Part 2): Morning Meeting Greeting
    14-Dec-09 • Comments Off on Handling the Holidays (Part 2): Morning Meeting Greeting
  157. Handling the Holidays (Part 1)
    13-Dec-09 • Comments Off on Handling the Holidays (Part 1)
  158. Do You Have a Chatty Class?
    21-Oct-09 • Comments Off on Do You Have a Chatty Class?
  159. Introducing Time-Out to Older Students
    16-Sep-09 • Comments Off on Introducing Time-Out to Older Students
  160. Balancing Act: Starting the Year with Community Building and Testing-Prep
    12-Aug-09 • Comments Off on Balancing Act: Starting the Year with Community Building and Testing-Prep
  161. Q & A: A Focused Finish
    12-Apr-09 • Comments Off on Q & A: A Focused Finish
  162. Q & A: How do you manage to have private conversations with students?
    12-Nov-08 • Comments Off on Q & A: How do you manage to have private conversations with students?
  163. Re-energize Yourself When Fatigue Sets In
    12-Nov-07 • Comments Off on Re-energize Yourself When Fatigue Sets In
  164. Portsmouth fifth graders learn teamwork during UNH ropes course
    31-Oct-06 • Comments Off on Portsmouth fifth graders learn teamwork during UNH ropes course
  165. “Perfect” look for classroom – Seacoast Online
    4-Apr-05 • Comments Off on “Perfect” look for classroom – Seacoast Online
  166. Q & A: News and Announcement Charts
    12-Mar-05 • Comments Off on Q & A: News and Announcement Charts
  167. News & Notes
    28-Feb-05 • Comments Off on News & Notes
  168. Milken Educator Award announcement
    2-Mar-04 • Comments Off on Milken Educator Award announcement
  169. Positive words, positive results – Seacoast Online
    8-Feb-04 • Comments Off on Positive words, positive results – Seacoast Online
  170. Reading Violence in Boys’ Writing
    12-Jan-03 • Comments Off on Reading Violence in Boys’ Writing
  171. Balloons raise students’ spirits – Seacoast Online
    19-Sep-02 • Comments Off on Balloons raise students’ spirits – Seacoast Online
  172. Q & A: Working with Families
    12-Oct-01 • Comments Off on Q & A: Working with Families