You won’t get this in college.
This in not your normal classroom tips lesson.
We are making the assumption that most of you viewing this page have a reasonable amount of classroom management skills. The lesson on classroom tips for new teachers will come later.
The tips we will discuss here are second-level ideas that address some atypical classroom situations. These are not the normal classroom events, but are addressed by some unifying principles.
The driving thesis for all our lessons is that you, as experienced teachers and administrators, can take the foundational principles and concepts we promote and apply them to your unique situation.
One of the basic flaws in much of education is the idea that “one size fits all.” When that philosophy is followed, the results are mediocre at best or totally dumbed-down at worst.
In your place, at your time, you are the one who can best determine what specific actions need to be taken.
We do not perceive our role as telling you what to do or claim that we have the answer to all questions. Our mission is to address critical issues, even if it hurts, in such a way that your mind can focus and produce those actions that are just right for you and your school.