After the first few weeks of school, you might notice students testing you more and more. The freshness of the year is over, and you may become a bit lax on your rules as you get busier.
It’s time to introduce some fresh tactics to manage the classroom. Remember, what works for one group may not work for another, so it’s good to have a long list of tricks in your bag. Have fun exploring the ideas below. Use what works, and leave what doesn’t!
Teacher Language, Actions, and Tools
Use a lower voice. Students will listen differently.
Instead of telling students what NOT to do, use positive language to tell them what TO do: “Please walk.” instead of “No running!”