Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Be Prepared

It feels satisfying and reassuring when I come across an article that agrees with a previous assertion of mine.

Joel, of "So You Want To Teach," posted an article on his blog that agrees with most everything that I stated about how preparation is vital to classroom management.

One of the primary reasons we lose our temper and los control of a classroom setting is because something surprises us or catches us off guard.
Just as it is the Boy Scout’s motto, “Be prepared” applies well in most every setting.
We’ve all been there. Some unexpected thing happens, we don’t know how to respond, and we just lash out with some sort of reaction. The difference between a response and a reaction is that the response is premeditated, and the reaction is instinctual.


Post a Comment