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  1. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 22nd 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Praise every answer a student gives even if incorrect. Praise their thinking, sharing and risk taking, and prompt further thinking. NEVER put a student down for trying. ...

  2. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 21st 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Each day send 2-4 students to the principal to tell something GOOD about what they did in school AND anything about what they learned today. ...

  3. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 20th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Listen to what every student has to say. Press the "pause" button of your mind and really listen. All students, especially those who struggle, will work if they know you care, and listening is carin...

  4. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 17th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Digest this "food for thought"" punishment is usually not an educational tool - it is an outlet for adult anger. Don't be angry today. Be happy! ...

  5. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 16th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Find the schedule for gym classes. Allow your more impulsive challenging students to access the gym for 15 minutes 1-2 times a day with adult supervision. The physical activity may help them focus better in t...

  6. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 15th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Decrease "wait" times. Send 5 students at a time to lunch or the bathroom rather than having the whole class wait in line to transition. Wait times are a set-up for behavior problems. ...

  7. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 14th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Tell a student who may have a bothersome behavior to you or others: "Sometimes you do something that might bother me. I don't want to yell and I don't want to embarrass anyone. Tell me a 'secret signal' ...

  8. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 10th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Make an isolated child a "stand out" child. Choose her strength and make her shine in front of peers. ...

  9. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 9th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Competitive class games cause anxiety for some students and can inhibit learning. Instead, create pairs of students you select. They will work together on the "academic" game. They will keep track o...

  10. Watson Teacher Tips Message
    Sent October 8th 2014

    The Watson Institute - Tip of the Day Try not to use the words: NO, CAN'T, DON'T and WHY. We are more positive people when we can expunge these words from our talk with students. ...

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