This concise book focuses on classroom management basics, including student behavior, organizing classroom space, effective use of resources, and establishing a presence in the classroom.
Chapter 4: Prevention and Cure
Prevention and Cure
I've told him, he needs to be firmer in the afternoons because they're more difficult. He's a trainee teacher who hasn't quite grasped that yet, so they mess about a bit. Then he gets angry, which is a big mistake.
What Does it Mean to Be Firm but Fair?
You may wonder why experienced teachers can seem rather hard on their students yet still retain a sense of humour and positivity. They know that if they deal with small problems early they will have fewer serious difficulties later on. As soon as you possibly can, develop a teaching style where you are active rather than passive, determined and quietly insistent rather than patiently tolerant of poor behaviour. When trainees ...