Recently I had a chat with a new teacher, about classroom management.
And by 'chat' I mean we went round and round in circles for a very long time, in confusing long-winded hypothetical scenarios as I thought of every wonderful little management snippet that has been passed onto me by a long line of terrific teachers with wonderful tips, techniques and tidbits.
And there may have been some yawns.
And then I summarised. As all pretty-good-average teachers like myself, do.
Just be 100%.
Whatever you do, or however you decide to manage..... own it. 100%. It is the consistency that will achieve the results, not any sort of magic trick.
Do what you say you will do. Follow through on promises and manage things so that your students can anticipate their day and you as their teacher with 100% certainty.
And I promise, after a few months of 100%, your class will begin to accept 99 and you can breathe again.
If like me however, and you want to supplement your basic management philosophy with fun and engaging strategies for your students, consider following my Classroom Management Pinterest board! I love finding new ideas and saving them here for you.
Thank you so much for following my blog, have a terrific weekend!