In my first year teaching, I had one class that was proving to be very difficult to keep on task. It felt like a perpetual game of “Whack-A-Mole.” As soon as I addressed one student’s off-task behavior, I turned around and had to address a new student. It was exhausting and I found myself filled with dread when I heard that bell ring after lunch and the students started filing in. I was convinced that there was something different about this class or the particular students that I was having the most difficult time connecting with.
I am so grateful to the many coaches within my building and outside my school who were able to give me some incredible feedback that I share with teachers to this day. If you are struggling with behavior management, ask yourself the following three questions.
Carla Rivera-Cruz (CRC) is an educator and entrepreneur committed to helping like-minded educators reach their fullest potentials.