So we’ve done it, come to the end of another term. It brings such an odd range of emotions with it – relief and worry are top of my list. What a roller-coaster!
If you teach teenagers, you know how much easier the job is when your class is on side. If they have your back, and know you have theirs, classroom interactions become less about behaviour management and more about learning. They also become more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Writing lines is an age-old consequence for poor behaviour. Math teacher Ian Clapham was tired of using simple, non-expressive sentences, and has devised a list of alternative lines that he likes to use when students are reflecting on their poor choices.
I’m not sure how teachers can be successful at teaching children things like manners and respect when all too often they are taught the exact opposite at home.
Every teacher knows the struggles of being at school while feeling sick. Kudos to those ladies who have survived through the seemingly endless torment of morning sickness! Here is how I’ve dealt with mine.