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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Community Trumps Management



I no longer like the term behavior management as it implies that our work is to manage children rather than inspire, lead, mentor and collaborate with children. When we think like managers, I believe, we miss the essence of teaching well which is to create a community of learners who lead their own learning and contribute to the collective learning of the class.

The movement towards greater SEL (social emotional learning) is a positive direction to move in as we encourage and inspire our young learners forward. How do you teach them to lead their own learning in ways that matter?

Please take a look at my collection of SEL links and resources as it may help you to build a dynamic teaching/learning community with self-motivated, young leaders, learners and contributors. If you have suggestions for the guide, please share. Thank you.