Classroom Management and Discipline

I am so glad to say that today’s class with the 26 nine year olds went MUCH more smoothly! Preamble: Before I begin, I have to say that I really admire teachers (and TA’s) who can speak sharply and discipline students directly and meaningfully in a way that is not threatening but is certainly intimidating.…

At My Wit’s End

It’s only the middle of October, but I am already losing it! I have twenty-six nine year olds in one of my classes and it is quickly becoming the class that I dread. The majority of the students are great – but it only takes a couple of, for lack of a better expression, “bad apples” to…