How many of these questions sound familiar? Click to learn how my workshops can make your job easier. I want my students to take more responsibility. I want them to be more self evaluative. Classroom volunteers can be more work than they’re worth. Yet I need some help here! Some kids like PE, but others end up with hurt feelings. How can I keep everyone involved and happy? I want to give each child the ELD s/he needs but there’s only so much I can do in a day! Social Studies is so dry! Is there a way to make it interesting, even exciting? I wish I were more organized. Deadlines just seem to creep up on me! Parents and kids love class plays, but I don’t! They’re chaotic and take a lot of time. Is there another way? My students spell a word correctly on the test, then misspell the same word in their writing – grrrr! My students each read at such different levels! How can I help them all? I have no parent drivers, no school bus, and a small budget. How can I get my class on a field trip? I need to earn some units! This job is consuming my life! How can I take care of myself and still do a good job? How can I get my students to behave? I don’t like spending so much time on discipline! I wish I understood how that kid thinks! Sometimes he gets it and then he doesn’t! I want to help my students develop art skills but I can barely draw stick figures myself! I know I should be teaching my students higher level mathematical thinking, but some kids don’t even know their math facts!