“Students who misbehave are the ones who need us the most.”—Carolyn Hunt SparksCarolyn Hunt Sparks spent most of her forty-year education career teaching history and science. Always a champion of the underdog, she was known as a creative teacher. Even her classroom punishments were creative! Carolyn personally authored many short poems designed to remedy whatever misbehavior was currently “popular”—from forgetting assignments to calling names. When her students needed correction, she gave them the opportunity to hand-copy her behavior poems, thereby reinforcing the good behaviors she expected from them.As a tough but fair instructor, Carolyn understood that students who misbehaved or didn’t complete work were often the ones who needed her most. She even kept her desk full of snacks for her detention students because she understood it was hard to behave well on an empty stomach. Her former students remember her fondly, and many consider her their favorite teacher—the teacher who made science interesting, the teacher who listened.In this short volume, Carolyn shares her time-tested—and classroom-tested—Rhyming Reminders with today’s teachers.