Truth, justice, the American way and summer vacation is the theme of this week’s Carnival of Education, hosted by NYC Educator.
Ms. Cornelius’ advice for new teachers is drawing rave reviews — and more ideas — from veteran teachers.
Have only the rules you are willing to consistently enforce, and consistently enforce the rules you have. Have general classroom expectations written up in a succinct style, avoiding “Don’t”s, and hand them out the first day of school. Try to keep the expectations to five.
Post the learning goal and agenda for the day on the board every day. Include homework to be assigned and due date.
Never threaten a consequence to a student unless you are actually willing to follow through with it. This is vital in making your life easier for the rest of the year. You must be a person of your word.
She also covers what kind of pencils to buy for students who forget their supplies and tissue and trash can placement to avoid catching students’ colds.