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    Are You Privileged?

    Are You Privileged?
    A few weeks ago as I was visiting many of the teacher blogs when I found a post I thought it was interesting. The inspiration of the post came from "What Privileges Do You Have?," based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. ...
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    5 Tips for Bonding with New Teaching Colleagues

    5 Tips for Bonding with New Teaching Colleagues
    It is not practical for any new teacher to work in isolation. New teachers who do not feel nurtured in their school environment, are usually to first to consider the prospect of leaving their teaching positions. While starting out can be uncomfortable, there are ways to approach teachers that can naturally lead to collaboration which is a necessary and vital ingredient ...
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    How To: Deal with Bullying

    How To: Deal with Bullying
    It would be difficult to find a school without any history of bullying, but statistics show that bullying in public schools is a serious epidemic. Studies report that 10% of students in the K-12 grades have been the victims of chronic bullying, and that 75% described being the victim of at least one incident per year. Many bullying victims experience physical ...
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    How To: Deal with an Oppositional and Defiant Student

    How To:  Deal with an Oppositional and Defiant Student
    We all know the type of kid; he or she may be your biggest headache. They are hostile to you and their peers, they don’t seem to listen, and don’t do what they are told. Its almost like they want to upset you. It seems like the more you try to manage them the more they resist…. Sound Familiar? Students with ...
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    How to Teach by Example

    How to Teach by Example
    Recently, while involved with a school where the majority of the families experience poverty, I noticed that a number of the male students were wearing dress shirts and ties. Given that this school did not have a uniform, the students most often wore jeans and hoodies, not shirts and ties. I also noted that when in the school, the majority of ...
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    Protect Your Students from Bullies

    Protect Your Students from Bullies
    If we don’t take a stand, who will? It happens in restrooms, in hallways, at recess, on playgrounds, in locker rooms, in cafeterias...any place in a school where adult supervision is minimal. Generations of students have suffered verbal and physical abuse at the hands of other students. Despite intensified attention by educators, the problem of bullying continues to worsen. How much ...
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    Popularity Pays Off

    Popularity Pays Off
    Popular kids in high school — and average kids who think they’re popular — tend to do well, psychologists say. About 15 to 20 percent of high school students are rated as likable by their classmates, reports the New York Times. They tend to have closer friendships, to excel academically and to get on well with most others, including parents — ...
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    Why Students Are (and Aren't) Motivated in School

    Why Students Are (and Aren't) Motivated in School
    My dissertation was on adolescent motivation for school, and it has been read and enjoyed by ones of people. I was told when I graduated from UC Berkeley that every time someone downloaded my dissertation, I would get $1 in royalties. I have, to date, received $1. (1) Because I am feeling generous today, I will give you the results for ...
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    Preventing Eating Disorders: It’s Never Too Young to Start

    Millions of Americans are seeking a quick fix for their weight struggles. Unfortunately, our collective anxieties surrounding food are being passed down to our children. While childhood obesity rates grow, the fear of fat is becoming an epidemic. While overweight children endure teasing and harassment, healthy-weight children are dieting at alarming rates and being complimented for their “healthy” eating habits. Many ...
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    Can I Get Another Helping?

    Can I Get Another Helping?
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to tell a tale about over-helping. A few years ago at one of my middle schools, I fell into the over-helping trap, which is essentially solving a child’s problem for him or her. It’s easy to do. After all, I’m a therapist! I help people! They need me! That’s why they came to ...
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    How to: Help Your Students Deal with Grief and Loss

    How to: Help Your Students Deal with Grief and Loss
    Each year children from every school will be faced with the death of a loved one, and will be forced to cope with loss while continuing their studies. How a child expresses grief will vary according to their developmental level, their concept of death, and their ability to self-assess and express feelings through language. Children may not be well supported at ...
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    My Words Taste Yucky

    My Words Taste Yucky
    Don't you hate it when you have to eat your words? Today was one of those days. I had to take my own advice and I hated it. As usually happens, an administrator plopped a kid in my office and wanted me to see why he was fighting so much lately. He is a 7th grade boy and had just gotten ...
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    9 End of Year Lessons for Students

    9 End of Year Lessons for Students
    Now is the perfect time to ensure that life’s lessons remain paramount. From the kindergarten classroom to the college campus, a young person's school environment and the people in it are their community. It is within this community, though academically focused, that they learn and practice many of life's most important lessons. Rather than allowing another school year to draw to ...
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    Don’t Overlook Mediocre Students

    Don’t Overlook Mediocre Students
    “A few days ago, I posted this on Facebook, ‘Teacher thought for the day..... If I grew up exactly like my student did, with the same advantages and disadvantages, the same parents, the same life, I would act the same way they do. Sure, as we get older, we can choose the person we want to be. But, until we are ...
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    Mean Girls and Relational Aggression

    Mean Girls and Relational Aggression
    In Hollywood, the phenomenon is called “Mean Girls.” In the land of School Psychology, we call it “Relational Aggression.” Anyone who has been to high school probably has first-hand experience with it, either as the victim, perpetrator (not my readers!), or more commonly, as a bystander. We just didn’t have a name for it back in high school. [gate] *About the ...
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    The Next Giant Step for the Nation: Ending Poverty

    So, here is a game plan: Let’s help 1,000 families out of poverty and show the nation what that takes and what makes it so difficult. Then let’s spread the idea of "Circles":http://teaching.monster.com/benefits/articles/3458-what-are-circles into 1,000 communities for the purpose of giving people something they can do about the condition of poverty. With a large, assertive voice, let’s say that poverty is ...
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    Teaching After a Classroom Fight

    Teaching After a Classroom Fight
    One of the things that is incredibly difficult in parenting is looking a screeching, kicking, hysterical toddler and dealing with him or her lovingly…..and being able to flip your internal switch as quickly as she does after it’s over. From tantrum to happy, from hurtful words to loving and giggling. From, “Go to timeout” and “I hate you, Mommy” to “Can ...
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    What Do I Do With These Kids?

    What Do I Do With These Kids?
    “Johnny and Gina are troublemakers and Betty and Frank won’t talk!” It can be hard to reach the troublemakers and the quiet students in your class. I thought about ways that I try to engage all of the learners in my class and the most effective techniques for teaching them. At the beginning of the year I like for my students ...
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    Educating Students with Learning Disabilities

    Educating Students with Learning Disabilities
    I once went on a blind date in which I was asked the following question about my job as a school psychologist: “So, what’s your favorite kid problem?” In my head, a sarcastic thought bubble popped up and responded, “I just LOVE when they can’t read! It’s my favorite!” But I knew what he meant, so I responded politely that I ...
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    Five Questions You Should Ask Every Student

    Five Questions You Should Ask Every Student
    One of the easiest and most powerful ways to build relationships with your students is to ask questions. The mere act of asking tells your students you care, and what you do with the information you gather will largely determine how effective you can be with those particular kids. Many times knowing what to ask just involves taking their lead, such ...
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