The Motivated Teacher

Michael Todd Clinton

A Teacher/Coach Spring Break!

Yippie, Spring Break! This is my favorite time of the year. My spring break was two weeks ago, which it was still a little cold in Tennessee but none the less was a time for me to recoup, recover, and prepare for the last stretch of the school year. What spring break looks like for a baseball coach and a motivated teacher is this. Work on the field, practice, write, […]

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All Teachers Should Understand ADHD

This blog took me a little longer to write than most, not because I got OFF TASK or anything, but because I am so passionate about teaching and learning about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I want to make sure I get the right points across to my readers since one of my goals with the MOTIVATED TEACHER blog is to bring awareness to disabilities that our students may have, […]

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Why would every school not have a TWEET Box! Wait, what is a tweet box?  A tweet box is simply a box that students in your school can let their voice be heard. We give our students prompts on the posters above, but really I get excited about anything they are willing to take the time to write. We always have a #TweetTuesday writing assignment on Wednesday. Just kidding it […]

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It all goes back to relationships!

    Relationships are the essential element in our schools. The old adage, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” is true especially in today’s society when kids are used to so much choice in their world. Also, in today’s busy world, it’s important for teachers and school staff to make positive connections with students. We must be intentional and taking time with […]

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A Teacher Challenge?

The Teacher’s Challenge CHALLENGES:  Lately I have heard a lot of talk about different challenges people are partaking in. My sister and brother-in-law are doing some 21 day challenge which includes no alcohol, coffee, and limited carbs. One of my best friends is doing a challenge where you drink a green shake a day for 30 days. YUK!  And myself, I am doing some different minimalist challenges to try to […]

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Teaching Styles: In a SPED Behavior Classroom

  When I think of one word that should describe the teaching styles used in a BEHAVIOR classroom I think of DIFFERENT. Different should be what the teacher does to accommodate to students specific learning styles. It is the teacher’s job to educate to and better relate to high risk students; if you are not willing to do this DO NOT TEACH in a BEHAVIOR CLASSROOM. I am going to […]

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My students just posted their new YouTube video. This video is our version of the Andy Challenge. I guess this is popular in schools right now, or at least thats what they are telling me. Was fun please watch and subscribe so that my students can reach their goal of getting a shout out from the actual guys on DudePerfect. Enjoy click link to open: Andy Challenge

School Perfect-Andy Challenge 

A Behavior Classroom In The Public Education System?

Are there BEHAVIOR classrooms in the public education system? Yes in short, behavior classrooms vary depending on state and school system, I feel they are a necessity in public schools, and can be very beneficial for at-risk students. It amazes me how many people do not know that behavior classrooms exist in the public education system. A behavior classroom is an alternative educational setting (AES). What that means is there […]

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Gym StereoTypes: SchoolPerfect 

My students and peers took our school project to the gym this week. It was amazing for me to find out stereo types students have in P.E. class’s. We went to the pros in our school and ask what the most distracting behaviors were in gym class. The pros we got our information from is our two physical education teachers.  The information we received is what we are acting out […]

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