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