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Like most teachers, I've had to stretch myself to teach in both an asynchronous and a synchronous manner throughout the pandemic. It's been a frustrating time, but also an exciting time to push myself as an educator.

If you're making videos at home, there are some basics that I've found to improve quality:

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Q: How do you approach a K–12 class when one of your students has a disability?
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Q: I'm having such a love-hate relationship with mirrors right now. They can be distracting, as well as cause emotional distress for my students. At the same time, they're a really useful tool. I know some teachers remove theirs altogether. Is this something you recommend?

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Q: How do you approach conflict between students in your class? I don't accept bullying of any kind, but I also don't want to draw unnecessary attention to something and detract from the rest of class.

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Q: What are some ways to stretch your K–12 budget?

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Q: What tips do you have for creating end-of-year performances that teachers, students, parents and administrators will all be happy with?

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Q: I need advice on proper classroom management for dancers in K–12—I can't get them to focus.

A: Classroom management in a K–12 setting is no different than in a studio. No matter where you teach, I recommend using a positive-reinforcement approach first. As a general rule, what you pay attention to is what you get. When a student acts out, it's generally done in order to gain attention. Rather than giving attention to them for inappropriate behavior, call out other students who are exhibiting the positive behaviors you desire. Name the good actions, and all of your students will quickly learn what it takes to be noticed.

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Q: Is teaching for an after-school program a good way to find a job in K–12?

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