Under constant pressure to cover curriculum goals, teachers may opt for the three most familiar choices when disciplining unruly students: shout, threaten and punish. But professional development consultant Rich Allen and middle grades teacher Jenn Currie tell us that, according to research about learning and the brain, these tactics actually shut down student learning. In this MiddleWeb guest article, they offer three alternative strategies to prevent the classroom from becoming a battleground. Read more.
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