Classroom Management

New Ways of Handling ISS: An Opportunity for Meaningful Intervention

I'm reading through Setting Limits in the Classroom: 3rd Edition, and even though it was written more toward elementary and middle schoolers, I find myself thinking about how some high schoolers are mentally and behaviorally similar, which often leads to referrals and suspensions. Reflecting on what ISS is like now, it's been a way for students… Continue reading New Ways of Handling ISS: An Opportunity for Meaningful Intervention

Classroom Management

Detention?! How About “Student Check-In Conferences”

I found out I'm teaching freshmen this year and have been busy fine-tuning and perfecting my syllabus, classroom, grading policy, etc. ever since. I was then reading The Growth Mindset Coach and Lost at School and realized that I'm losing an opportunity to help students. My normal detentions are basically a retention of the students for a time… Continue reading Detention?! How About “Student Check-In Conferences”

Classroom Management · Techie Tips

Late Points Calculator in Google Sheets

I'm an English teacher so anything math based can cause me a little trouble and doubt, especially when it comes to grading late assignments. I usually have two or three calendars hung up around my desk and each time I need to calculate late point deductions, I point at each little square at the calendar.… Continue reading Late Points Calculator in Google Sheets