Nixing Negative Nancy – 10 Tips for Increasing Teacher Positivity

We all know those teachers… Teacher A: Those kids are driving me nuts! They were so bad yesterday! It was like they all snorted Pixie sticks! Jumping and screaming and acting like hooligans. And I bet they are gonna do it today, too! It’s like a troupe of monkeys! Except for that slug student. He […]

Success Doesn’t Come From Buzzwords – Great Schools Do Not Happen Overnight

It’s easy to envy successful schools. People look at them, and say things like “Of course they are successful. They have _________.” A wealthy community. Lots of resources. A strong Parent-Teacher Organization. Technology. A visionary leader. No diversity. This list is limitless. But successful schools are not built overnight. You can’t drop a textbook, a […]

Becoming a Mindful Student

I have found that – when I am stressed at school – I can often change the way I approach my days, and make them better. Below are 20 suggestions for becoming a mindful college student. 1. What do you eat when you study? Crap, or nutritional snacks that fuel your brain? 2. Identify how […]

How Not to Be a Jerk to Your Students – Using Kind Canned Responses

I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish. – Chuck Norris One of the biggest obstacles students face in being successful in college is learning that […]