I've had my share of discipline problems in the classroom. For the most part I've always figured out a way to deal with them. It's a relief when I am able to establish a positive relationship with the difficult student; the tough part is the sometimes-arduous road I often travel to get to that relationship.
This year is no different. Each day a young man has entered my room and each day I've felt frustrated and disappointed with our interaction during the class period. Seven days into the school year I can see that changing the way we interact isn't going to be easy, it may turn out to be my biggest challenge of the year.
A Reflection on Eight Years of Slicing, Briefly - This was my eighth year slicing - and in reflection, it hasn't gotten any easier. But, it's not gotten harder, either. Just like our students, selecting ...
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