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Randy Sprick's Safe and Civil Schools Newsletter

April 28, 2006


RANDY SPRICK'S SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
April 2006

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BEHAVIORAL TIP FROM RANDY SPRICK

Classrooms seem to function more smoothly and productively when students are excited to come to school and participate in classroom activities. So, what can you do to motivate students who act bored and express an "I don't care" or "this is stupid" attitude?

If you have a student who displays apathetic behavior, your primary goal is to increase his or her interest, motivation, and excitement about school and class activities. Before we talk about how to do this, however, it is helpful to understand why students act bored.

  • Some students may have learned that acting bored is an effective way to gain adult attention.
  • For other students, bored behavior may be the result of a lack of self-confidence.

Visit our website for suggestions about helping these students display enthusiasm.

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MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY INCORPORATES CHAMPs

Murray State University in Kentucky has launched a new program for students enrolled in their education courses. To better prepare future teachers, they've embedded CHAMPs in their core curriculum. Read all about it!

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NEW RELEASE – DISCIPLINE IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM

We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Randy's best-selling book, Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management. The revised version is filled with practical samples and tools to help high school teachers manage and motivate their students. Order your copy online from Pacific Northwest Publishing.

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To find out how you can improve performance at your school in the coming year, visit http://www.safeandcivilschools.com.

We wish you a productive and positive school year!

Practical Solutions, Positive Results!