The dunce cap, a ruler on the knuckles, kneeling on rice: modern teachers wouldn’t think of using these methods to correct students’ behavior. But for all the progress that schools have made in understanding and implementing effective discipline, teachers can still fall into bad habits that sabotage their own efforts to stay in command. In his recent edWebinar “Classroom Management Mistakes That Undermine Your Authority,” Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School in Missouri, explained the importance of establishing the teacher’s control from the first day of school and the common mistakes educators make when trying to maintain a productive educational environment.
Teachers are presented with a challenge each year: how do you balance being strict enough to command respect with being personable enough to build positive relationships with students? Join veteran teacher and administrator Shannon Holden as he shows novice teachers how to establish themselves as the authority figure in the classroom.