As readers know, I’ve written quite a few posts about using a positive approach to classroom management. I try very hard at implementing these positive strategies in all my classes, particularly with my mainstream students (there are far fewer behavior issues in the ESL classes). I’m often successful, but am not always up to the task…
ASCD Smart Brief, which is on The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current Education Issues list, just came out with two special issues on The Positive Classroom.
The usefulness of the articles, I think, is mixed, but I thought there were several good nuggets, including an excellent blog post by Elona Hartjes
Thanks for those kind words about my my post about using a positive approach in the classroom.
I’m not always up to the task either. When that happens, I remind myself that I’m just human. I think teachers need to give themselves permission to be human more often. I think kids need to realize that teachers are human too. I don’t want my students using all their energy trying to knock me off some pedestal.