My Bookmarked Threads My ScrapBook

Home : 2004 : Feb : 14

    jumping into the deepend
    By Stephanie

    Clip to ScrapBook
       
    I am currently student teaching and will start teaching in Spring, I know how you feel!

    Its incredibly frightening to be thrown off the deep-end, especially since you didn't have the chance to observe the class procedures, discipline, etc. suddenly every image you held of yourself as a teacher (a trusted friend of the students, a creative inspirer of the learning process, insert your own ideals here) has been shattered and that is painful and frightening. DON'T GIVE UP! You were put in a situation that brought that process on as a smack in the face rather than a gradual re-assessment and reflection.

    I am not an experienced teacher so I'm not sure how useful this advice will be to you, but for what its worth, the 2 most useful pieces of advice I have received from experienced teachers regarding classroom management are:

    1. Aim towards being respected by your students rather than being liked by them.

    2. Keep them on a short leash in the begining and gradually give them more rope to see how much they can handle. Its easier than trying to shorten the rope later on.




Visit our ProTeacher Community

For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
Copyright 1998-2020 ProTeacher
All rights reserved