In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey encourages his readers to “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
Teachers, why do you want a well-managed classroom? Parents, why do you want a well-behaved child?
The typical answers we give are so that the kids can learn and grow, or maybe, if we’re being really honest, so that we don’t go crazy! But let’s take a minute to look beyond the token answers and ask ourselves what our real motive is behind our classroom management and our discipline.
We all know that exercise is important, but it can be really hard to find time to work out – especially during the busyness of a hectic school year.
A few months ago I was looking at Teach 4 the Heart’s traffic stats and noticed that someone had typed this search into Google: “My students control me.”
Oh the B....For some students this is the best, most exciting grade in the world. For others, it’s a devastating disaster that leaves them in tears.
If you ever write your own tests, you know this task is not always as easy as it sounds. Trying to come up with good questions that accurately gauge the students’ understanding can be challenging.
The First Amendment establishes separation between church and state, meaning that religion has no place in the government.
As teachers, we pour our lives into our work and into our students. We are constantly giving of ourselves and our time, as well we should. But we have to be very careful that we don’t pour so much into our students that we drain ourselves dry. Or, worse yet, end up neglecting our own families.
I can clearly remember the first time I was called into the principal’s office, not as a student, but as a teacher.
We are preparing to create an online classroom management course for teachers, and we would love your input. Would you take just 1-2 minutes to answer 4 quick questions about classroom management?