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NFL and Media Should Spotlight the Good, Ignore the Bad

Published by on September 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

One of the first things I experienced when I started teaching a dozen years ago was how to handle behavior in the classroom. College prepared me for teaching my core subjects, but dealing with behavioral issues was a baptism by fire.

Did I want to spend all my time dealing with the five percent of the class that had behavior issues, virtually ignoring the 95 percent of the class who wanted to be there and do well in school? It took some time, but eventually I discovered that by focusing on the good that happened in the classroom, the bad behavior eventually sorted itself out because they saw the attention that the good students were getting.

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