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Straight Talk From the Blog
I had a huge a-ha today while I was working on a new conference presentation: I was using the terms "classroom management" and "behavior management" interchangeably. I think I knew they were slightly different, but it dawned on me today that they are VERY different....
I recently facilitated a pretty tough conversation between a principal, coach and the staff. Before they talked with the staff about how they were going to ‘right’ the coaching ship, we scripted what they were going to say and then practiced it a bunch of times. Here...
I suffer from good-idea-itis. I have trouble sorting out the good ideas from the good ideas that are right for my organization. Can you relate? When we work with schools, we see a bunch of hugely motivated people often working on the wrong thing. Or at least the...
I’m So Glad You Dropped In
Telling the truth about teaching… and getting on with life!
Well… that’s me in a nutshell! I’m Jill Jackson and I’m a teacher who has a great life that I also want to go out and live!
Since 2002, I’ve traveled over 1,250,000 miles and have trained thousands of educators about how to teach reading, plan for interventions and manage the latest education crazes so they don’t lose their marbles. And throughout all of those miles and time spent with educators, I’ve come to realize this: we are best (and we get the best results) when we keep things simple in the classroom.
I know that simple works and I’m practically obsessed with helping you simplify your teaching life. I also know that successful teachers are happy teachers… and I’m totally convinced that all of us teacher-types have to have a life outside of education to be happy in the classroom.
So… let’s say that we get on with the simple part, OK?