At some point in every teacher's career they will encounter the `hard class' and from day one the countdown to the end of the day, term and year is on in earnest. But as demanding as it may be, a difficult class does not have to dominate and permeate through all waking moments. Bill Rogers, in Cracking the Hard Class, highlights many practical strategies that can be implemented to overcome the hard class syndrome. These include: identifying what makes a class `hard'; developing a class behaviour plan; developing colleague support; following up on disruptive students; changing patterns of bad behaviour; assisting relief teachers and the hard class. As well as constructive ideas and strategies, CrNote the following points: ac Only mirror a studenta#39;s behaviour if it is within your comfort zone. ... it may be better to just use action phrases and descriptive phrases: a#39;Nazim, when you had your feet up in class a you know, ... Our confident follow-up is saying Ia#39;m concerned and Ia#39;m serious, but Ia#39;m inviting your understanding and your responsibility. if ac Mirroring is illustrative only. Keep it brief. Never use.
|Title||:||Cracking the Hard Class|
|Publisher||:||SAGE - 2000-06-08|