Interesting article on classroom management in the Portland Tribune March 25, 2008, written by Jennifer Anderson. Read up on how some Portland schools have tackled behavior problems with new ideas.
Fourteen-year-old Micah Mitchell isn’t proud of his behavior at school over the past few years. He’s acted up in class, talked back to teachers and the principal, and in general rebelled ‘for no reason,’ he said.
But after a long history of suspensions at North Portland’s Ockley Green School in his fifth- through seventh-grade years, he’s now an eighth-grader at North Portland’s George Middle School, where he’s on track to finish up the year in good standing and move on to high school, where he hopes to advance his dreams of becoming an architect…