How to Handle Minor Behavior Problems as a Rookie Teacher
Part of the Rookie Teaching For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Any teacher’s toughest problem is maintaining discipline in the classroom. As a rookie teacher, you can benefit by using the tips in the following list to help solve minor problems without involving the main office.
Walk toward the offending student’s desk and stand beside it, but don’t interrupt what you’re saying or doing.
Shoot the icy stare of death.
Use humor to defuse explosive situations.
Rearrange your seating chart.
Threaten the loss of privileges or additional homework.
Give a pop quiz.
Give detentions generously.
Call a parent or coach.
Send the student to another teacher’s room.