Personalized Learning vs Differentiated Learning: What’s the difference?

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Personalized Learning vs. Differentiation

Personalized learning and differentiated learning are big buzzwords in education right now. Did you think they were the same thing? As more catch phrases, tag lines, and buzzwords get added to the educational world, it’s getting more and more difficult to determine what it all means, and more importantly, how it all applies to our classrooms. Two phrases I’ve been … Read More

3 Ways To Reset Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Start Here, Survival

3 Ways To Reset Your Classroom

Now is the perfect time to reset your classroom! Whether it’s the start of a new year, you’re coming back from an extended break, or maybe you just need to find a way to take back control of the 4 walls of your classroom, there are multiple ways you can “reset” your classroom and start to take back your sanity, … Read More

3 Things Your Students Don’t Care About (Video)

Jeff GargasBlog, Class Management, Start Here, Video

3 Things Your Students Don't Care About

Hi guys! Today I want to talk about something that’s been coming up a lot in my trainings, and that is the amount of things that are stressing teachers out, outside of the classroom, that really don’t have any bearing on the experience of the student. Therefore, the students probably don’t care about it, because there’s a universal truth in … Read More

How to Handle Student Confrontations (Video)

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Video

Hey, guys. Today I want to talk about something that can really reduce management issues in your classroom, and that I work with teachers on constantly, and that’s how we approach students to resolve conflicts, to redirect them, and to manage their behavior in a way that doesn’t cause additional conflict. So, there are two ways you can go up … Read More

What Motivates Students?

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning, Start Here

What Motivates Students_

There is a question that I’m getting more and more at workshops and trainings and that is “how do I motivate my students to work?” I hate to break it to you, but there is no “magic bullet” solution to this. Every student is going to have their own solution to getting motivated. However, there are some things you can ask … Read More