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Essential Classroom Management Advice: Listen For The Emotions, Not The Words

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Atul Gawande writes a lot about the medical field, and a lot of what he says can be applied to education. You can see many previous posts where I’ve shared those connections.

Curiosity and What Equality Really Means is the title of the commencement address he recently gave, and this portion is essential classroom management advice for all teachers:

Countless times, heeding this advice has dramatically changed an interaction I was having a student. It went from something that was going to escalate to no one’s benefit towards, typically, resulting in a resolution a stronger teacher/student relationship.

I’m adding this post to Best Posts On Classroom Management.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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