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by Claire Leitney (2017-05-10)


Thank you for focusing on this. I've been serving as an elementary school substitute for several years as well as been researching into the issue for http://dissertationwriter.org/buy-thesis/. Since my job doesn't depend on students' test scores, I feel free to stop a class to call a meeting when I hear muttered insults and the like. Yes, instructional time is lost when children sit in a circle and practice saying kind words out loud to each other and discuss what it means to be a friend and to work together. But academics taught following this "lost" meeting time tend to be more productive for students. At first I was scared to address social/emotional issues, since they are most definitely not in the lesson plans. But surprisingly, I seldom have a day without an assignment. I think most teachers and administrators would just love to spend more time doing this, if the entire field weren't constantly under siege.



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