Cornucopia of Teacher Tips Blog Hop

Can you believe that we are half way through NOVEMBER?!
Oh my word that is cray cray!

If you're here today, you're in for a treat!  The bloggers from Focussed on Fifth have come together and we are hopping from one place to the next sharing some great tips with you!  Don't worry - you can start anywhere!  Once you end up back here you have completed the loop!  Happy hopping!

My tip is SUPER simple.  I call it "What do you want me to do about that?"

And it really is as easy as it looks!

OK so how many of you get kids coming up to you whining about one thing or another several times a day?  Me - Well I lose count by the end of admin time.

Then it hit me.  My kids are whining because I haven't taught them how to properly respond to situations!  I need to teach them to ask/tell/report things properly.

Enter "What do you want me to do about that?"

When a kid comes up to me with a small problem - I simply (without sarcasm, or malice) ask them "What do you want me to do about that?"  Or "What do you need from me?" Or even just "How could you solve that problem?"

Seriously, the whining/silly question asking/tittle tattles have nearly disappeared!  My students are responsible for solving their own problems in the class.  They are the ones that are required to be the justice makers in the class.  They sort out all the little problems, so that only the big problems are left for me!

How easy was that?!

Right it's time to hop on over to Kim now and see what juicy tips she has!  See you back here once you're all the way through!


  1. I love how simple this little trick is to implement, yet it is so powerful. No extra money spent. Perfect teacher tip.

    The Organized Plan Book

    1. I love teacher tips that are free. The less something costs me - the more likely I am to use it!
      Thanks for stopping by!



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