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.