Posts Tagged ‘strategies’

Avoiding Avoidance in the Classroom

Published on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Recently a Principal asked me why he was seeing so many students going to the bathroom all day… there are of course many reasons – however I suggested it was possibly not an epidemic of incontinence, it is more likely to be an avoidance tactic. Students can be extremely smart at avoiding doing anything that might be […]

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11 Ways to Promote Persistence

Published on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Persistence is the ability to stick to a task, especially when the going gets tough. It is being able to hang in there and keep going when a task becomes challenging, never giving up and keeping on going. Do your students say often say, “It’s too hard,” so they don’t have to think any further? […]

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12 ways to add more movement into your classroom

Published on Saturday, February 8th, 2014

For thousands of years the human body has been walking, sleeping, leaning, running, doing or squatting. As Howard Gardner states, “I believe in action and activity. The brain learns best and retains most when the organism is actively involved in exploring physical sites and materials and asking questions to which it actually craves the answers. […]

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