So, here you are 3 +/- weeks into the 2015-16 school year, and already this past summer feels like a distant memory, and part of you is counting the days until your first 3 day weekend. No matter whether you teach 2nd grade, High School English, or you’re an Ed Tech, you can’t help but have some (or many) feelings of frustration, and concerns about behavior in your classroom.
Maybe you’re trying out some techniques to work through these issues and you’re talking to colleagues about how they have managed similar situations in the past, but one thing is for sure- you know you need to change your classroom dynamic and you need to change it quick.
We recently came across a resource that gives some very tangible ideas for thinking differently about the problems being faced by educators every day. Smart Classroom Management is a website/blog created and maintained by classroom teacher, Michael Linsin. The post that first grabbed our attention was from last September, “Why Most Difficult Students Just Need Good Classroom Management” wherein Linsin says, “Teachers tend to be overly focused on their most difficult students. They stress-out about them. They strategize over them. They spend more time dealing with them than the rest of their class put together.” Sound familiar? You may want to join the over 60,000 other educators who receive his very real and personal updates on a regular basis.
If you’re looking for something more tailored to your needs and “hands on” we invite you to join our Online course: Managing Classroom Behavior that will run from October 12 – December 14. This course will help you to take the conversation to deeper levels, and give you new skills that you will be able to use in your classroom not only this school year, but in the years to come.
You can choose to take this course for 4.5 CEUs, or for 3 college credits, and you will find that our costs are lower than the University system with no hidden fees.