Carnivals!

The Carnival of Education is open for your entertainment and edification at Bellringers.

Do some teachers have “it” — the ability to control a class from the moment they enter a room? No, it takes time to build a reputation, writes Old Andrew.

If the kids think you are somebody they will have to behave for, then they will behave for you.

I remember what my daughter said about her eighth-grade science teacher: “He makes you want him to respect you.”

Teacher heroes — self-sacrificing saviors of the poor — are overrated, writes Eduwonkette.

Janice Campbell is hosting this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling.

About Joanne

Comments

  1. Mark Roulo says:

    No, it takes time to build a reputation, writes Old Andrew.

    I can vouch for that. When I was in high school, I had Father McFadden, S.J. as my freshman English teacher. It did take time for him to build a reputation so that we would behave. About five seconds, if I recall correctly, on the first day of school.

    -Mark Roulo