Encouragement: Why Is It Important in the classroom?

The topic of this blog is encouragement and praise in the classroom. It’s a well-known fact that people perform better when they feel appreciated. Often, however, teachers are too busy to provide the level of recognition needed for students to excel. To overcome this challenge, parents and educators alike need to know how best to…

How to Deal with a Student Who Talks Back?

This article will discuss how to deal with a student who talks back. Many children are full of life, energy, and curiosity! However, some students have trouble paying attention in class or following instructions – these are the kids that talk back to their teacher. It can be frustrating when you’re trying your best to…

Can Teachers Force Students to Do Something?

Teachers and parents often ask this question: “Can I force my student to do something?” The answer is probably not. In the past, teachers have been able to use physical coercion, such as corporal punishment, in order to get students to comply with their instructions. However, spanking has been banned in many states in the…

What Should Teachers Not Say to Students?

“As a teacher, you’ll be in the trenches with students every day. You may notice that there are some phrases you should refrain from saying to your student.”  This blog post will teach or remind teachers how they can avoid triggering negative feelings and emotions in their students. Teachers need to know what not to…