Our associate Associate Nancy Burns is in the news! The Minneapolis School District is hoping to improve academic achievement by reducing the number of students who get sent out of the classroom or suspended because of their behavior. The district is encouraging teachers to learn techniques that will help them prevent disruptions and manage discipline within the classroom. The training is being offered as part of a new compensation system for teachers.
Minneapolis, Minn. — About 100 teachers are practicing a technique designed to keep a disruption in the classroom from getting worse. The idea of this exercise is to demonstrate that a teacher’s tone of voice is as important as what is said.