How to Respond When Students Use Hate Speech

How to Respond When Students Use Hate SpeechSome activities for creating a healthy classroom culture by Richard Curwin “Sticks and stones will break my bones—but words will really hurt me.” I was playing with my 3-year-old granddaughter and called her a silly goose. She freaked out—crying, yelling, and telling me she hated me. It took a[…]

Passive-Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

by Signe Whitson Gary is a fourth-grade student. Whenever his teacher, Mrs. Blackburn, asks him to do something in class, he readily agrees to do it but then finds ways to avoid making good on his word. One day, Mrs. Blackburn asked Gary to go to the bookshelf at the back of the classroom and[…]