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Classroom Misbehavior

My 6-Year-Old Got in Trouble at School and Isn't Sorry!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When we require our kids to say the obligatory words, "I'm sorry" without actually meaning them, we teach them that words alone can let them off the hook and they don't have to genuinely feel empathy for whoever they have wronged.

Yelling at Students Using Facebook in Class Doesn't Help, But This Video Might

Karl Gude | Posted 06.30.2012 | College
Karl Gude

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Boys and Girls Interrupted

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

Administrators are hesitant to give permission to manually weed out the mischief makers because of their fear that the amount and severity of backlash will not be worth it.

Education in Chicago: Reader, What Would You Do?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

According to many authorities, fifth grade is a turning point. By the end of the school year, many of teacher Mary Jensen's eighteen sub-literate students will be well on their way to a life of crime.