I was listening to a podcast recently by Michael Hyatt in which he was discussing life priorities. When asked what his top priorities were, he replied that his relationship with God comes first, followed by – Well, I was just sure he was going to say his family, but I was surprised and intrigued by his 2nd priority.
Where were you 13 years ago when the planes flew into the towers?
I was walking into my 10th grade history class and there it was. Our teacher had the TV on (definitely unusual) and we all just sat there and stared…..
Ugh, I hate grading papers.
Mrs. Rogers, do we really have to do this worksheet?
These days there are so many websites and resources available to help teachers, but that doesn’t mean that teachers know what all’s available to them.
When you think about your students, do you find yourself naturally putting them into categories? There’s the sharp ones, the creative ones, the disruptive ones, the ones with attitude problems, the ones with academic struggles, etc….
None of us like dealing with discipline issues. It’s just not fun, and it’s certainly not why we decided to be teachers. But, none the less, it certainly comes with the territory.
Some teachers, in an effort to get their students to like them, fail to deal with classroom management and discipline issues that arise. Others, in an effort to get their students to respect them, decide to lay down the law.
Procedures are perhaps one of the most important aspect of a classroom as they help it run efficiently, give the students a sense of confidence and security, and help to prevent discipline issues. But whether it’s the first week of school or the middle of the year, how you teach your students your procedures will have a huge impact on how successful they are.
The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but also from the teachers.