I get it...
I know that you’re overwhelmed and underappreciated.
I’ve been in education for over 12 years… As a teacher’s assistant at a school for kids in juvenile hall, as a sub and long-term sub, and as a teacher at public schools, alternative schools, continuation schools, private schools, and charter schools (I’m a little bit of a gypsy).
The good news is that since I’ve been in many different roles and types of schools I understand what you may be going through.
I've realized some things:
I realized that the best strategy for classroom management and improving student success is one word: PREVENTION!
- Prevent boredom by creating challenges that they can’t help but want to tackle.
- Prevent discipline issues by making a deeper connection to them.
- Prevent your own mental breakdown by creating processes that work to make all the things we must do easier.
I'd love to help:
Teach critical thinking and rhetorical analysis to prevent boredom. Yes, high school students can learn to analyze rhetorical manipulation and they love it! I have years of proof.
Classroom management should be focused on preventing problems, not reacting to problems. The following resources will help to prevent problems by improving your communication, connection, & reaction to the students.
Years ago, I began to build backwards design unit plans. This helped me to streamline my instruction and the processes I used to get things done. I want to help you so you can get your time back.
Update: I am working on many resources to help you streamline your teaching career and building transformational experiences with your students. Would you take a few minutes to fill out a form and let me know where to focus first?