Addressing Misbehavior

Apr 17, 2017

Janice Smith

Minor misbehavior (and the best ways to address it), is something we get asked about a lot here at Mission 100%.  That’s likely because video examples tend to be most helpful for newer teachers, and minor misbehavior is something a lot of us deal with in our early years of teaching.  That said, it’s a […]

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The Power of Positivity

Mar 13, 2017

Janice Smith

There are certainly some times of the school year that are harder than others.  October, February, that stretch right before Spring Break… I’m sure some of you reading this can relate.  And it was those times that I found myself disciplining more often, and smiling less often.  While sometimes it can be a tough time of […]

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Celebrating Parents

Dec 13, 2016

Janice Smith

It’s almost the holiday break, and many of the schools we’ve visited over the past 3 1/2 years have had some sort of holiday performance or celebration with students and families.  And while these are often celebrations of our students (as they should be), this week we want to highlight the opportunities you have here […]

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We're On The Same Team

Nov 14, 2016

Janice Smith

The summer between my first and second year of teaching I decided to adopt a puppy.  I spent all summer training him, and the following fall taking him to Beginner and Intermediate puppy training classes once a week.  And I’ll never forget the first time someone commented on his poor behavior to me.  I immediately […]

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Tight Transitions

Sep 27, 2016

Janice Smith

First of all, if you go to the Mission 100% library today to watch one teacher, make it Colleen Henry.  A 5th grade math teacher at KIPP Austin Arts & Letters, there are about 253 things we love about her classroom.  And we were only there for about 40 minutes.  So keep that in mind when watching […]

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