How to Motivate Staff the Democratic Way

How to Motivate Staff the Democratic Way Research postulates that compared to the other many leadership styles, “democratic leadership” tends to be the most effective style when motivating subordinates to perform their duties. Democratic leadership, also known as participative leadership or shared leadership, is a type of leadership that employees take a more “hands-on approach”Continue reading “How to Motivate Staff the Democratic Way”

What It Takes to be Curriculum and Instruction Director

What It Takes to be Curriculum and Instruction Director “Hey, Doc! Just got back from my interview for the Curriculum’s position!” “Wow, that’s fabulous, Jana. How did the interview go?” “It went well. The Superintendent—Interviewer— wanted to know if I fully understood the duties of a curriculum director. Of course, I have no direct experience, yetContinue reading “What It Takes to be Curriculum and Instruction Director”

Self-Studying Learning Strategies

Self-Studying Learning Strategies Of course, students need to study the periodic table, important events in history, and basic functions of math. Likewise, students need to understand how to acquire information without expecting teachers to instruct lessons on a continuous basis. Students may employ life-learning strategies to appreciate their independence for learning. Three helpful learning strategiesContinue reading “Self-Studying Learning Strategies”

Why Supreme Court Reveals It’s Okay for Students to Grade Papers

Why Supreme Court Reveals It’s Okay for Students to Grade Papers “Hi, Doc—Report cards go out next Wednesday!” “Hi, Byron!  Yes, next Wednesday. Have you entered grades in the computer, yet?” “No, I have not. . . Waiting to hear back from a parent who complained that my grades are not valid because I allow other studentsContinue reading “Why Supreme Court Reveals It’s Okay for Students to Grade Papers”

Why Talking Teacher Tenure Is Smart

Why Talking Teacher-Tenure Is Smart “Hey, Doc! Got a minute?” “Good morning, Ginger. Yes. I have time. How are you?” “Forgive me, but I have come to gossip.” (Smiles). “Okay. I will indulge: but keep to the facts”— “I saw it with my own eyes. . . Isn’t there a teacher tenure-reason for dismissal policy?”Continue reading “Why Talking Teacher Tenure Is Smart”

How to use Stream of Consciousness to Motivate Yourself to Persevere

How to use Stream of Consciousness to Motivate Yourself to Persevere Still another day and nothing done. What’s really going on? Why am I not motivated to put action to my ideas? Perhaps my ideas are not clear enough. Perhaps I lack skills— no, no. That’s not it: I have skills. Then, in the blessed nameContinue reading “How to use Stream of Consciousness to Motivate Yourself to Persevere”

How to Motivate Teenagers to Learn

How to Motivate Teenagers to Learn In recent findings, Cognitive Neuroscience supports “yes” to rewards to enhance learning outcomes.  Agreeing, Murayama & Kitafami (2014) reveal that a modulation function by the reward network in the brain sponges on a lift to influence cognitive progress, and a number of motivational studies proves that reward systems in schoolsContinue reading “How to Motivate Teenagers to Learn”

How to Motivate Students to Copy Writings of the Greats

How to Motivate Students to Copy Writings of the Greats “My students will not write,” you complain. Why not? Have you observed their scribbles? Have you asked students why they do not write? First, determine reasons for students’ unwillingness to write, and then generate a strategy to motivate students to write. If you determine thatContinue reading “How to Motivate Students to Copy Writings of the Greats”

How Dressing Professionally Correlates with Respect and Learning

How Dressing Professionally Correlates with Respect and Learning Motivating students to be on their best behavior and to complete their class assignments start with a leader’s professional dress. While there may be other important points to consider when motivating students to learn, the professional dress is perhaps the best defense against students’ neglect of class assignments. ToContinue reading “How Dressing Professionally Correlates with Respect and Learning”

How to Motivate Student Behavior through Proactive Strategies

How to Motivate Student Behavior through Proactive Strategies Stop student misbehavior before it happens: Be Proactive. If you encounter belligerent students, ones that brazenly defy your authority and cause havoc in your classroom, you might be in desperate need to find a solution to this problem before it undermines your authority as teacher. You must be carefulContinue reading “How to Motivate Student Behavior through Proactive Strategies”