Should Teachers Be Kind or Strict?

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You’re being too nice. You’ve got to toughen up.

If you’ve heard those words anytime recently, chances are you’re a bit frustrated – and maybe even a little confused.

Your students aren’t really listening to you, and you’re having trouble keeping order in your classroom, but being mean isn’t really in your nature.

Do you really have to stop being nice?

Can a teacher be too nice?

Thankfully, no. But that doesn’t mean you can keep going as is either.

One of the keys to being a great teacher with great classroom control is to have the right balance in your demeanor – to keep being nice while also holding yourself and your students to high standards.


Linda Kardamis

I believe that when God calls us to teach, He promises the strength & wisdom to do it well. All we need to do is keep learning, growing, and depending on Him. I'm here to provide practical advice and Biblical encouragement so you'll have the confidence and perspective to not only inspire your students but reach their hearts as well.

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