Should Teachers Be Kind or Strict?
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?
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.