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Conflict Resolution: Teaching Communication Skills

“Once the child can speak, he can express himself and no longer depends on others to guess his needs. He finds himself in touch with …

Children in Montessori Classroom

Classroom Structure: Routines, Expectations, and Procedures

“Now the adult himself is part of the child’s environment; the adult must adjust himself to the child’s needs if he is not to be …

Connection Before Correction

Steven and Greg, two fourth grade boys in my first classroom, had just come in from recess. On their way in, Steven shoved a girl …

Classroom Practices that Build Connection

1. Involving Children in Creating Ground Rules and Routines Routines give children the opportunity to predict what is going to happen next. When children can …

Teacher Follow Through and Classroom Harmony

Is this your classroom? Let’s take a moment and envision our classrooms in the middle of the school-year. It’s January, the most productive time of …

The Class Meeting

The Class Meeting is a time where children come together to help each other solve problems. Many classrooms use morning meetings, circle or community meetings …

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