Tag: school culture

Requiring Students to Walk in Straight Lines; A Punitive Measure or Effective Management?

Recently in a teacher training the topic of walking in straight lines came up during the discussion about classroom management. I was very surprised at the responses. Traditionally, teachers have been champions of having children walk in a straight line. “We’ve been under a long impression of tradition and knowledge of what works with “managing” children,” says one veteran teacher…

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Devos Supports Teachers Being Armed at Schools

Teachers set the tone of their classrooms, build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students, become role models, and listen and look for signs of trouble. The most common role a teacher plays in the classroom is to teach knowledge to children. What is our country coming to? President Trump and Betsy Devos support teachers being armed at schools during school hours. This is not the way to make…

Black Panther Inspires Black Girls to Excel!

Do not let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter. – Former First Lady, Michelle Obama  Everyone is talking about girls, girls, girls!  Girls, Girls, Girls, is more than just a hit song released by rapper Jay -Z in 2001. Ever since the hit song, we’ve seemed to not be able to stop talking about girls and the importance…