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Avoiding the “Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Home” Classroom Management Trap

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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.

How to Avoid the "Wait 'Till Your Father Gets Home!" Trap of classroom management and take matters into your own hands.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Carol says:

    Why has it taken me so long to find you? You have incredible wisdom. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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