A Student Refuses to Engage, What do you say?

What do you do when you have asked a student to do something, and they flat out tell you no? I keep prompting them to do what I requested and they continue to say no. The student is not having a good day and the teacher senses it will only escalate as they prompt the […]

24 Hour Rule for Feedback

Accepting feedback is tough. No one likes to hear how they need to improve. So how do we accept feedback? I give my students the 24-hour rule. I tell them they have 24-hours to be angry and play the blame game – blame me, blame their dog, blame everyone else but themselves. They can sulk, […]

Easy Strategy To Solve Problems

You cannot solve a problem while you are in the middle of feeling negative emotions. If you try to solve a problem when you are focusing on all the negative conditions, you will only exacerbate the problem. The solution will not present itself when you are in the midst of doubt, anger, criticizing, and/or complaining. […]