Student Engagement

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Teachers, are you afraid to say yes?

March 11, 2020

Are you afraid to say yes? I bet you are, at least a little bit. Saying NO is easier.  It’s safer.  It lets you maintain control.  NO is the word of restraint. I think that’s why it’s a first response...

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Teachers, why all the “shushing”?

March 1, 2020

Shhhhh. Finger raised to lips, teacher looks sternly at students. Once again, “sshsh: Why? What message are we sending our students when we shush them? I recently posed this to some teachers I was working with.  I’d noticed it in...

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