Rules and Routines in the Classroom

Reading Time: 3 minutes An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum. I admit it: I allowed students to chew gum in class. Why? Because I chewed gum. I have a throat that tends to get dry after mid-morning, and gum helps. The point is that if you have a rule, you have to follow it yourself or […]

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10 Fun Back-to-School Activities and Icebreakers

Reading Time: 7 minutes ​As an extremely shy student, the beginning of a school year filled me with angst. My heart raced before the first bell ever rang. I’d wonder if the teacher would be as nice, or as mean, as I’d heard. I worried whether I’d make any new friends, and I would literally hold my breath waiting […]

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