A New Teacher Tip to Help You Become the Teacher of Your Dreams:
"Why are so many teachers unable to really enjoy the profession of teaching?
My take is that they often get too absorbed with testing and classroom management issues.
I understand how difficult it is to manage a classroom. I also understand how important it is to know that YOU are in control as a new teacher.
But when I ask teachers, 'what's the one thing that is still challenging you, they almost always say: 'discipline problems.'
Gee. Now I understand why teachers are constantly stressed and unhappy because they feel they are fighting a war.
I don't know about you but I like to teach and build a connection with the students. And when you build on effective instruction, you minimize discipline problems so much so that you can eliminate them forever.
So here's my tip for enjoying the teacher's life."