Bill Page’s book, At Risk Students: Feeling Their Pain, Understanding Their Plight, Accepting Their Defensive Ploys (2nd Edition) is available through his web site www.billpageteacher.com or through Amazon.com.
From the archives:
Learning students’ names: A Crucial First Day Step …
One of the great advantages to getting older is the ability gained to see experiences with a long, clear vision. After years of living, we begin to see the patterns and cycles of events with new eyes. Veteran teachers are no exception. They have seen the pendulum swing repeatedly sometimes with a dizzying swoosh.