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The Two Rules of Resilience

The Two Rules of Resilience - Dave Stuart Jr.

The other day, I shared a video with my ninth graders made by a Michigan high school teacher and author, Chase Mielke. Chase had sent the video to me a week or so before, and I thought it connected well with a pair of burning questions my students and I had been pursuing of late: …

But What About That One Student? Use 2×10

But What About That One Student? Use 2x10 - Dave Stuart Jr.

Last time, I wrote about how our relationships with students are sure to break down. This is why I've added “Repair” to the CCP of teacher credibility that I wrote about in These 6 Things, Chapter 2: Care, Competence, and Passion. If you cannot identify and repair faltering student-teacher relationships, you're bound to be befuddled …

Principles Must be Proven; Use “Value Drills” to Help

Principles Must be Proven; Use “Value Drills” to Help - Dave Stuart Jr.

Identifying one’s principles is a good exercise. Here are some I hold that you might, too: All students have value as human beings. All students possess yet-to-be-tapped long-term flourishing potential. All students possess likable qualities. It’s good to know what you stand for, what you value. And, as I’ve written before, research suggests it’s helpful …

My mom had us do this when we were little.  *Teacher give students bottles and tells them to empty them, then to put the stuff back in, when they can't the teacher explains, "In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn't realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realized it was impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to words that come out of your mouth."

Timothy Kubo

My mom had us do this when we were little. *Teacher give students bottles and tells them to empty them, then to put the stuff back in, when they can't the teacher explains, "In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn't realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realized it was impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to words that come out of your mouth."

Toothpaste Squirt Lesson for teaching kids not to be rude and put down others....

Teaching Children Not to Be Rude!

Corkboard Connections is a blog written by Laura Candler who enjoys connecting terrific teachers with amazing resources!

Mindfulness Practices: Made for Middle School

Mindfulness Practices: Made for Middle Schoolers

There's never been a better or more crucial time to implement mindfulness practices into middle school classrooms, says author-consultant Dr. Thomas Armstrong.

How to Promote Prosocial Behaviors in the Classroom | Edutopia

Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in the Classroom

According to research, nurturing prosocial behaviors may improve academic outcomes—both classroom grades and test scores.

Educators continue Mister Rogers' legacy through 'Simple Interactions' | Education Dive

Educators continue Mister Rogers' legacy through 'Simple Interactions'

Educators continue Mister Rogers' legacy through 'Simple Interactions' | Education Dive

The Dumbest Intervention Ever

The Dumbest Intervention Ever - Dave Stuart Jr.

Last week, our ninth grade intervention team was having its sixth weekly meeting of the year. There have been plenty of times where these meetings depressed me more than inspired me. All four of us are hard-charging, high-belief, high-will, high-skill teachers, but all four of us were struggling with the motivational mountains that seemed lodged …

There’s no need for funding or special training to bring these approaches and strategies into your classroom right away.

How to Promote Social, Emotional, and Character Development

There’s no need for funding or special training to bring these approaches and strategies into your classroom right away.

How SOAR program helps get students back on successful academic path

How SOAR program helps get students back on successful academic path

This school year Kent City Community Schools launched SOAR - Success on Alternate Roads – to help middle school students struggling academically and behaviorally.

Malmstrom AFB receives a gift of support from East Middle School's "Kindness Rocks Project"

Malmstrom AFB receives a gift of support from East Middle School's "Kindness Rocks Project"

"You don’t have to spend a ton of money to say thank you."

In order for students to enjoy a rich learning experience, they need to be known by their teachers

I Wish My Teacher Knew

The I Wish My Teacher Knew strategy is a resource containing the tools teachers need to build a strong foundation for the classroom. It supports teachers to connect with their students on a personal level. When students feel known by their teachers, they are more likely to feel authentically connected to the learning community. Ideally, this strategy would be used in the beginning, middle and end of the school year to begin and maintain a meaningful connection with students.

Community Outreach

How a whole school in Pomona got behind this homeless holiday project – Daily Bulletin

How a whole school in Pomona got behind this homeless holiday project

The effort began inside Room 206 as part of a service-learning project and quickly spread to the rest of the John Marshall Middle School campus.

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A Three-Question Checklist for Building Stronger Relationships through Moments of Genuine Connection - Dave Stuart Jr.

A Three-Question Checklist for Building Stronger Relationships through Moments of Genuine Connection - Dave Stuart Jr.

As I've shared before, relationships are not the point of a teacher's work, but they are one of teaching's most fundamental currencies and most gratifying rewards. With more American schools than ever before launching into all-online starts, many teachers are concerned with just how to build strong relationships with students from afar. The good news …

Beyond Coercion: Thinking Deeper than Carrots and Sticks - Dave Stuart Jr.

Beyond Coercion: Thinking Deeper than Carrots and Sticks - Dave Stuart Jr.

One of the big things we discovered during the COVID closures of spring 2020 is that many of our students are presently motivated by carrots and sticks: credit or no credit, GPA boosts or GPA reductions, prizes or penalties, incentives or consequences. Most educators did not find this surprising. This “play the game” mentality is …

Occupational Burnout is a Thing, According to the World Health Organization

Occupational Burnout is a Thing, According to the World Health Organization - Dave Stuart Jr.

Note: I wrote this months before the COVID closures, and upon rereading it recently, I found it as relevant today as it was back then. The teacher who works in an undisciplined manner — without boundaries, with no constraints — will experience chronic stress. It's like a law of human nature. There is no way …

Dear educators, There was life before COVID-19, and there will be life after. We didn’t choose to have our schools and colleges closed; our carefully ...

Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis - EdSurge News

Dear educators, There was life before COVID-19, and there will be life after. We didn’t choose to have our schools and colleges closed; our carefully ...

How to Write a Great, Kind Email (That Is, How to Write All Emails)

How to Write a Great, Kind Email (That Is, How to Write All Emails) - Dave Stuart Jr.

In a caustic age of casually scathing public rhetoric, great organizational cultures are built one edifying communication at a time. It is the case that good emails accrue their cultural benefits slowly and incrementally, but bad emails can extract their cultural deficits rapidly and semi-permanently. So the skill of writing good, kind emails is an …

The Two Rules of Resilience

The Two Rules of Resilience - Dave Stuart Jr.

The other day, I shared a video with my ninth graders made by a Michigan high school teacher and author, Chase Mielke. Chase had sent the video to me a week or so before, and I thought it connected well with a pair of burning questions my students and I had been pursuing of late: …

But What About That One Student? Use 2×10

But What About That One Student? Use 2x10 - Dave Stuart Jr.

Last time, I wrote about how our relationships with students are sure to break down. This is why I've added “Repair” to the CCP of teacher credibility that I wrote about in These 6 Things, Chapter 2: Care, Competence, and Passion. If you cannot identify and repair faltering student-teacher relationships, you're bound to be befuddled …

Derek McCoy of Georgia's Grady County Schools says engaging early teens during the awkward transitional years is about shifting how learning is viewed and embracing options.

Curricular Counsel: The middle school 'revolution' starts with culture, choice

Derek McCoy of Georgia's Grady County Schools says engaging young teens during the awkward transitional years is about shifting how learning is viewed and embracing options.

Principles Must be Proven; Use “Value Drills” to Help

Principles Must be Proven; Use “Value Drills” to Help - Dave Stuart Jr.

Identifying one’s principles is a good exercise. Here are some I hold that you might, too: All students have value as human beings. All students possess yet-to-be-tapped long-term flourishing potential. All students possess likable qualities. It’s good to know what you stand for, what you value. And, as I’ve written before, research suggests it’s helpful …

My mom had us do this when we were little.  *Teacher give students bottles and tells them to empty them, then to put the stuff back in, when they can't the teacher explains, "In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn't realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realized it was impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to words that come out of your mouth."

Timothy Kubo

My mom had us do this when we were little. *Teacher give students bottles and tells them to empty them, then to put the stuff back in, when they can't the teacher explains, "In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn't realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realized it was impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to words that come out of your mouth."

Toothpaste Squirt Lesson for teaching kids not to be rude and put down others....

Teaching Children Not to Be Rude!

Corkboard Connections is a blog written by Laura Candler who enjoys connecting terrific teachers with amazing resources!

Mindfulness Practices: Made for Middle School

Mindfulness Practices: Made for Middle Schoolers

There's never been a better or more crucial time to implement mindfulness practices into middle school classrooms, says author-consultant Dr. Thomas Armstrong.

In my Advanced Placement World History: Modern course, I attach this page to the syllabus, and every month or so I have students read it. What's interesting is how at the start of the year, students glaze over this thing with boredom. In theory, it is mundane to them. They've seen things like this before. …

Ten Essential Practices for Learning - Dave Stuart Jr.

In my Advanced Placement World History: Modern course, I attach this page to the syllabus, and every month or so I have students read it. What's interesting is how at the start of the year, students glaze over this thing with boredom. In theory, it is mundane to them. They've seen things like this before. …

Here’s a common motivational obstacle in the secondary classroom: because a given assignment or course isn’t aligned with a student’s future employment plans, the student decides that the work isn’t valuable. I’ve had parents communicate this belief, too. It sounds like: I’m going to be a welder, Mr. Stuart. History doesn’t matter for that job. …

Should Welders Care About History Class — or Algebra 2? Or Literature? - Dave Stuart Jr.

Here’s a common motivational obstacle in the secondary classroom: because a given assignment or course isn’t aligned with a student’s future employment plans, the student decides that the work isn’t valuable. I’ve had parents communicate this belief, too. It sounds like: I’m going to be a welder, Mr. Stuart. History doesn’t matter for that job. …

How a whole school in Pomona got behind this homeless holiday project – Daily Bulletin

How a whole school in Pomona got behind this homeless holiday project

The effort began inside Room 206 as part of a service-learning project and quickly spread to the rest of the John Marshall Middle School campus.

Northwestern Middle School introduces facility dog | Local news | kokomotribune.com

Northwestern Middle School introduces facility dog

Northwestern Middle School has introduced Rocky the Golden Retriever as its first ever facility dog.