Lessons Learned About Power Struggles in the Classroom

Larry Ferlazzo with Rita Platt, Gabriella Corales and Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Classroom management can be a challenge, especially if you are just starting out and uncertain of the power struggles that can emerge. Today’s guests share their mistakes of dos and definite don’ts.

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Gabriella Corales obtained her Bachelors in English and Communication Studies from Texas State University and her Masters in Education from Stanford University and is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Teaching Fellowship. She's taught in California and Florida, working with first-generation college students, hailing from low-income backgrounds. Rita Platt is the author of Working Hard, Working Happy: Cultivating a Climate of Effort and Joy in the Classroom and is a principal in the St. Croix Falls, SD in Wisconsin. Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and district 21st Century Instructional coach. She is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement (Corwin/AMLE) which shares the results of her nationwide survey of 6th-12th graders and their responses to the question, "What engages you as a learner?" She has written books on Project Based Learning, cross-curricular writing, and middle school teaching strategies. She has been a staff blogger for Edutopia since 2008 and shares all things middle school at tweenteacher.com.
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