Bill saved one of the most important strategies (and his personal favorite) to share last in this video series. He truly believes it is the key to your success as a teacher and a leader in the classroom — and beyond. Guard it with your life!
Great leaders find things to keep themselves motivated and moving forward. Not only will this help make you successful as a teacher, it will make you a great role model for your students and other adults involved in education as well.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” –Martha Graham– I believe technique and passion are essential in order to be truly great at whatever you do! However, passion provides the magic that can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It’s what makes a person or their [...]
“Never mistake activity for achievement.” –John Wooden– I can’t help but wonder what Coach John Wooden, the UCLA men’s basketball coach that won 10 national championships during his career, would think after watching my students spending hours working to complete their Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) state standardized tests. To casual observers, they may walk [...]
The B.Y.E. Top 100 video series is a collection of free, upbeat videos (each under five minutes) that focus on classroom management, team building, and leadership.
Bill Cecil, a full-time classroom teacher with 25 years experience, shares one strategy per video that teachers can take and use immediately in their classrooms. Click your mouse on the "WATCH ME NOW!" icon below to gain access to the complete series that includes a title and short written introduction for each one. Enjoy!
The Best Year Ever! Coins are a powerful tool that teachers can use in their classroom throughout the year that then become a valued keepsake students will hold onto for years to come. NEW "SUPER-VALUE" COINS JUST ADDED!
I began using the Best Year Ever! program in my third year of teaching. Before that, I had used a combination of strategies that just worked okay. Best Year Ever! has given me a foundation to my classroom management style. Everything else (curriculum, creativity) builds from there. It is something that gets me excited every [...]