I thought this site was a good reference for elementary teachers, though some of the blogs were about things that are not as prominent in the secondary setting. I liked this one though, because it was something I have noticed and done myself, but never really thought of in the teaching context. The use of “but” in compliments or comments can neutralize our intentions of praise. I can think of lots of times that teachers used “but” and how it made me feel depending on how it was used.
I think this is a partner site that the Cal State has for a handbook, but I thought it was really interesting. Lots of links and ideas, and advice about students and their behaviors as well as how to handle your own.
I thought this was interesting, reminding us as educators that we are responsible for so much more than just managing the students, we are teaching them.