Rather than stand by and watch our students argue over petty issues, teachers can train their students in the skill of conflict resolution by modeling it to them. Using everyday issues students learn by informing their teacher, who lets the class listen in as she helps their peers find solutions.
“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure” Zig Ziglar once stated. In education, success doesn’t necessarily have to mean climbing the ladder. It does mean being known as a quintessential educator at the top of your skill-set, and appearance has a lot to do with that.
Aloof. Disinterested. Resistant. These are just three frustrating words that might describe a student of yours who is a struggling reader. You may be tutoring only one individual or managing an entire class, but either way, you are challenged “to the max” to engage any such reader. How do you do it?