Author: Tracey Garrett

Prevention: The Heart of Effective Classroom Management

The new school year is well under way and classroom management continues to be a top concern for teachers. However, I find it problematic that the majority of conversations about classroom management focus primarily on what type of system (such as Class Dojo) that teachers plan to use to control students’ behavior or to punish students after misbehavior has occurred. Read More 

The Hidden Cost of Rewards – Part I

My son recently came home with a form explaining a new program in which his school is participating. If students read for 6 hours, they can earn free passes to a popular amusement park in the area. Some parents were excited about this opportunity. However, I was less then thrilled, and we elected not to participate.Read More 

The Tipping Point

Should I or shouldn’t I start a blog? I have been struggling with that idea for a while. On one hand, I love to reflect! I love to learn! I love to write! However, on the other hand, I didn’t know if anyone would read it.Read More