While we, as adults, often experience that “bad case of the Mondays,” dragging our feet as we kick off another workweek, we have to wonder what our children feel like when they wake up, day-in and day-out and prepare for school. Many children come to school lethargic, not looking forward to the day of learning ahead. However, in Olean, many teachers have adopted the use of Chris Biffle’s Power Teaching philosophy, where repetition of important content is taught in a series of rules and in an energetic and engaging manner.
A student in Miss Bess’ First Grade leads the class in the rules of Power Teaching. This is done first thing every morning to reinforce the behavioral expectations of the day.