Our blog's new name came from Kim Bodensteiner of Bellevue Public Schools, Nebraska. We have sent Kim a complimentary copy of the Tools for Teaching 3rd edition ebook as a thank you. She came up with a name that not only acts as the prompt for one of our fundamental ideas - calm is strength - but also works great as a blog title! Each blog post is like a relaxing breath that will help you be successful and stay in your cortex while tackling the challenges of your classroom. Thank you Kim!
Cell Phones and Omission Training
March 5, 2019
No matter where I go, teachers are looking for answers to the cell phone problem. Students are using their phones at inappropriate times to say the le...
The Process of Growth and Change
April 13, 2016
Focus on Process
It's spring, and that means schools and school districts are planning their professional development trainings for next year. It is ea...
Substitute Teachers and Tools for Teaching
July 1, 2019
There are two different perspectives to consider when applying Tools for Teaching to the job of substitute teaching. The first is when you are about t...