Discipline vs. Punishment

It’s impossible to be a teacher or administrator and not have to discipline students. What should discipline look like though? I taught for seven years in Africa. There, it’s still common practice to hit students with a stick when they are misbehaving. Is that discipline? How about having students kneel beside their desk or stand in the back of the…

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When You Think You Aren’t Making a Difference

From the time I was a little girl I loved playing school with my younger sister and her friends. I was always the teacher. My favorite part was  grading their work with my red pen! Years later, 7 years of full-time classroom experience under my belt, and I have to admit I have had numerous days where I asked myself…

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