Does this Sound Familiar?
✔ Your first year teaching was a nightmare! You were not prepared at all to teach. You quickly found out that most of the teaching practices that you were taught in undergrad were not applicable to an urban classroom.
✔ You feel like your students hate you. The other teachers think you're a joke because your classroom is a zoo. Your principal is breathing down your neck every day.
✔ You've tried different strategies to refocus your students and get them to stop talking such as a clap they repeat when they hear. Nothing seems to be working! You've started to dreading going to school everyday and battling with the students.
✔ You bought a book and was hoping for more real life scenarios, specific situations, detailed suggestions. Instead you got generalities repeated over and over from one chapter to the next without any real "how to".
✔ The book you bought provided nothing that you had not read, heard, or tried before. You feel like If you are a new teacher the classroom management books may be worth a reading because it's geared more towards elementary classrooms.
✔ Your classroom management had been exceptional last school year but now you're having a hard time with your new group of students. You want to know what to do about students who decide to play around without escalating the issues further.
If any of these statements have you " Nodding your head and saying yes!" then keep reading - you're in the right place, my friend.
“I had a walkthrough a month ago or more and it was a complimentary one. Specifically, my Assistant Principal said that she could tell that I was teaching routines and that she was looking forward to seeing it throughout the year (that was around the time I'd been rereading the Procedures Module and making sure I was CONSISTENTLY implementing and following through. “
Nina Weston, Managing Difficult Classrooms Student
WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED IN THE COURSE?
Module 1: Making connections
Getting to know your students
Connecting with your students
Module 2: Barriers to building relationships
What's your story
To know your students is to know their history
It's Not Personal
Module 3: Managing student behavior
Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 students: What's the difference
Tier 3 students: Who are they?
Creating a Response to Intervention Plan