Lack of Support for Teachers

Jane Bowman, a teacher who taught at Butler Middle School with me for a few years, recently wrote a letter to the Florida Times-Union in which she states the following: “A recent letter writer supportive of Duval County Superintendent Ed Pratt-Danals (pictured here) blames parents of the intervene schools for students’ poor attendance and behavior […]

Discouraging Misbehavior in the Classroom

For the time being, this is my last post in the category of student behavior. Here are some strategies that I have found to be effective for discouraging misbehavior in the classroom.  Unfortunately, these suggestions will work ONLY if they are implemented on the very FIRST day of school. To borrow a sports analogy, the […]