Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Disruptive Behavior Disorder, DBD

It is best for the teacher to quickly identify the student with Disruptive Behavior Disorder. Document their behavior and have them removed from your class as quickly as possible.  It is not just the youth that can be disruptive.  Before going on to adult, I'll mention a few ways that students can be disruptive.
  1. Coming to class late.
  2. Conspiring with peers to do something disruptive.
  3. Asking questions with the intent of confusing the teacher.
  4. Discrediting the teacher, just to name a few.
My uncle Jim who was a Chemistry teacher would ask a question and then ask that the answer to the question be explained.  Nested questions create confusion a situation where the answer eventually cannot be understood and the speaker not know what they are talking about.

I had another family member that would constantly ask, "What is the difference."  And, yet another one that would ask, "Cause, why?"

Danny, an adult at the Dog Park prides himself in being able to create a situation where the other person does not know what they are talking about.

I have heard that it takes all kinds to make a world.  However, you cannot be an effective teacher if the person with a Disruptive Behavior Disorder is allowed to act-out in your class. If you cannot stop them.  Then have them removed.

I am not the only writer that thinks that ....

Many science readers think that most humans will not read what they write.  Futhermore, I doubt if many are reading what I publish on this Blog either.

Ron Cowen, Yale University Press wrote, " But it's unclear whether a universal understanding of cosmic origins can ever take hold, since those who disagree may never pick up the book in the first place."  [The New Universe and the Human Future by Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack]

It is much worse than that.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This organization controls teacher evaluations.

Marzano Research is a private corporation that is not affiliated with a University.  They have marketed to schools and have sold their products to many. 

If your professional life has turned into a living hell, then what they are doing may be the cause.  If that is not the case. Then there is one thing I am sure of; money is being transferred from your school system to Marzano Reach if your school administrators signed their contract.

Marzano Research Laboratory

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Texas students sent from classroom to courtroom

By Donna St. George, Published: August 21

SPRING, TEX. — In a small courtroom north of Houston, a fourth-grader walked up to the bench with his mother. Too short to see the judge, he stood on a stool. He was dressed in a polo shirt and dark slacks on a sweltering summer morning.

“Guilty,” the boy’s mother heard him say.

He had been part of a scuffle on a school bus.

In another generation, he might have received only a scolding from the principal or a period of detention. But an array of get-tough policies in U.S. schools in the past two decades has brought many students into contact with police and courts — part of a trend some experts call the criminalization of student discipline.

Now, such practices are under scrutiny nationally. Federal officials want to limit punishments that push students from the classroom to courtroom, and a growing number of state and local leaders are raising similar concerns.

In Texas, the specter of harsh discipline has been especially clear.

Here, police issue tickets: Class C misdemeanor citations for offensive language, class disruption, schoolyard fights. Thousands of students land in court, with fines of up to $500. Students with outstanding tickets may be arrested after age 17.

[sic] The new school year is about a week old and this has already begun.

Five Common Myths about the Brain

  1. Humans use only 10 percent of their brain.
  2. "Left brain" and "right brain" people differ.
  3. You must speak one language before learning another.
  4. Brains of males and females differ in ways that dictate learning abilities.
  5. Each child has a particular learning style.

    source"  Mind, Brain, and Education Science, by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

This Is The Best WWII Documentary.

You can get all the details at's website.

I am watching the series now and getting insight into what was happening behind closed door. Behind Closed Doors happens to be the name of the series.

If you an your students don't watch this, then you and your students do not care about what happened during WWII.  Ignorance is not bliss.  I learned that a long time ago.