Know when it’s time to put away your superhero cape and call in the reinforcements.
Teach on, everyone!
Thank you for your uplifting words, Laura!
My pleasure, Danielle! I love taking care of my people. 🙂
After a day like today, I can’t tell you how reassuring it is to see your friendly face and hear a much needed pep talk. Thank you. Thank you.
I’m so glad this was helpful, Nancy. We all have those days. Tonight, no school work, okay? Instead, take a nap or take a walk to the park. Tomorrow will be a better day. 🙂
Thank you for your videos and posts! I watch/read them religiously. This is my 5th year teaching, 2nd year as a full-time English teacher. The students I teach are typically below grade level in reading and academics are low on their priorities. Included in the mix are a few “criminals,” I’m sad to say. (I don’t take anything they do personally because I always tell myself, they didn’t get to where they are without a lifetime of problems.)
One problem I’m experiencing is low homework completion rates. They just won’t do it. How do you handle this element of classroom management?
Thanks for checking in with me. I faced similar struggles when I taught one year at a Community Day School, a program for kids just released from juvenile detention. It was definitely tough. Given your population, I’d definitely rethink traditional homework policies, especially since (I’m guessing) some/many of your students might not have great at-home support.
I wrote about this topic last year when thinking about my own daughter’s homework struggles, but you might find some of these ideas useful for your classes, too: https://laurarandazzo.com/2015/03/21/fighting-the-good-fight/
Hope this helps!
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