Being human and classroom management

We are just about coming to the end of the classroom management section of my summer course (Teaching French as a 2nd Language). The more I learn about classroom management the more I realize that most of it is about being human and doing the right thing. Strategies that arose in relation to managing a Being human and classroom management

Cite, I say, Cite! Student engagement & improved learning

I was asked to find some sources to support this statement I made: Student engagement is primary. Of course it guarantees learning. Here are a few. I’m hoping you can add some more :) Engagement Theories Theory of Engagement from the Schlechty Center for School Reform Student Engagement (powerpoint) by Amy Reschly, Ph.D. & James Cite, I say, Cite! Student engagement & improved learning

Lessons that never end

and really they don’t. Just when I think all is in order I get thrown on my ass again. Last week’s day in a sentence (hosted by Illya‘s EVO Blogfolio) was actually a year in a sentence and it called for reflective sentences on the year that is about to end. I left the call Lessons that never end

On de-rubricizing

I almost forgot about my favourite line from yesterday’s QPAT convention keynote speaker, Alfie Kohn. He said it as I was leaving the room so it didn’t end up in my not-live blog post but I just found the page where I scribbled it as I was making my way to my car: The whole On de-rubricizing

Pearls need discomfort, right?

“Those that have survived such perils of the sea as typhoons, suffocating red tides, and attacks from predators are brought ashore and opened. if everything has gone well, the result is a lovely, lustrous and very valuable pearl.” Click image for source. Yesterday after work I was typing up a commitment contract with our head Pearls need discomfort, right?