How often do you send students to the office for disciplinary issues? Is calling parents your go-to strategy for every student infraction? Do you rely on the “mean” teacher next door to take over when your class starts to get out of hand?
You, my friend, have fallen into the “Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Home” trap of classroom management. Like a stressed-out mama who gets her kids in line by threatening the impending arrival of their dad, it’s when you give up power in your own classroom, transferring responsibility and authority over to someone else. It’s a habit. And not a very effective one. In this podcast episode, we’ll talk about how you can re-gain control of your classroom and establish yourself as the one in charge.
If you don’t have time to listen, take a look at the transcript, or just enjoy the infographic below.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- The Notebook System for Classroom Management
- You’ve Gotta Connect, James Sturtevant’s book on building strong relationships with students
- The 2×10 Strategy for improving the behavior of challenging students, from The Cornerstone for Teachers