Sparking Student Motivation Saturday - Help for the Teacher

I am lucky that Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching is such an awesome person because I am linking up with her awesome linky with something that might not fit 100% but I know she will not kick me out of the party!

Way back in January (I think) I read a blog post (which I can not find for the life of me - if it is you let me know and I will insert Your Name Here) about a behaviour management newsletter. I checked out the website and clicked to receive a free newsletter. They are by Michael Linsin at Smart Classroom Management. I have never read any of his books so I can not tell you about those - but I LOVE the newsletter.

The newsletter is delivered to my school e-mail on Saturday. I don't check my school e-mail all that often on the weekend but I do look forward to opening up the e-mail and getting some sound words of advice and encouragement and motivation to try again for the upcoming week. I love that it is delivered to my e-mail on the weekend - when I have had some time to unwind from the week and am thinking about the week ahead. I put all the little newsletters into a folder, so I can just click and have a little refresher, pep talk, whatever, whenever I need it.

Here is a sample from one of my favorites:

The newsletter is free and I highly recommend it. Click here to head over and subscribe to the newsletter. Thanks to whoever you are that first blogged about it!


  1. Wow! I love this kind of stuff! And, it ABSOLUTELY fits the party! Anything goes...if it motivates you, it motivates your students! And, you're right, I would NEVER kick you out of the party BBB! I'm signing up now! Thanks for sharing and linking up!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. I just signed up for the newsletter and I connected to follow you. :) Thanks for sharing!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Thanks for sharing! I liked the tidbit you showed of the newsletter. I am already interested in seeing what he has to say about speaking too loud. I will have to head over and check it out.

    Eclectic Educating

  4. I'm going to sign up for that newsletter...and I need you to tell me what that says about speaking too loudly...I can't finish reading it...I may know someone who teaches really loud. Not me, of course. A friend...yeah...a friend...(ahem).

    (I'm not signing my name because even though I'm not the loud teacher, someone may think I am)

  5. Thanks for letting us know about this newsletter. I've had a peep and it looks great! I've signed up.


  6. Thank you so much for sharing this. I just signed up for the newsletter and I am excited to see what it says each weekend - I am looking forward to the weekly pep talk!
    For the "friend" of Collaboration Cutie, here is the link to the speaking too loud newsletter :)

    ~Miss Martin
    Miss Martin’s Classroom

  7. This is amazing thank you so much! I can't wait to get my first email :)

  8. I have never heard of this website!! The articles are so fascinating and I can't wait to find the time to read more. Thank you so much for sharing:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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