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June 2019

I know that we've decided to make classroom management the focus here this summer, and a good focus it is. To that end, I have so far published here nine introductory articles, over the past few weeks. Each article represents

It seems rather obvious, but we must speak slowly if we want to build communities in our classroom. How can we build community when our students don’t understand us because we are speaking too quickly? The numbers below are from

This post is from 2015: We have talked so much about SLOW over the years, but I think we all still go too fast. We always go too fast. Our classes then split under this burden. What is too fast? There are

Starting stories with a general idea about a problem and no targets is a great way of getting a robust and healthy plot line going. The reason I say that is that I have carefully studied how Joe Neilson (the unrecognized co-founder of

Leaving Vampspooder and returning now to our progressively expanding new book on classroom management: A Fly in the Ointment As the proficiency movement and comprehension-based instruction have moved steadily forward, one glaring problem has arisen: classroom management has become more and more of a

The Big CI Book electronic copy goes up in early July from $49.95 to $89.95  A Natural Approach to the Year (ANATTY/Year One) electronic copy goes up rom $77 to $99.95.  I have no control over these increases - I have to do what Teacher's Discovery does by contract.

Today I got an email from one of my students in that sixth grade class in New Delhi whose energy helped lead to the Invisibles concept discussed here so frequently over recent years: Hello Mr. Slavic!  It’s in my best hopes that