Teachers can deal with bad days in the classroom by making adjustments to lesson plans depending on student behavior, writes Roxanna Elden, a National Board Certified high-school teacher and a speaker who answers a question posed by social-studies teacher Larry Ferlazzo on his blog. Elden suggests avoiding the "Hollywood version" of teaching, reaching out to new teachers and knowing when to stop dwelling on a bad day. Other educators, whose responses are included in the blog, suggest getting enough rest, planning engaging lessons and adopting a positive classroom-management plan.

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