Do you want to make detentions in your school mean more than sitting in silence for an hour and then going home, while the same kids show up over and over again? Read on.
You might be responsible for creating the only environment in which they are talked to in a respectful way, as a mature developing adult, on equal par to you in terms of dignity.
You can TALK yourself into being a more effective teacher. Believe these 3 things in order to be more confident each day.
The boundaries you're uncomfortable enforcing are the very same ones that they NEED because the chances are, they aren't getting them elsewhere from the other people in their lives.
When discussions take place around 'curriculum', you can't ignore the fact that getting behaviour right is an integral part of it.
There more things you make routine (automatic) in your classroom, the more mental energy your students will have to concentrate on new learning. Here's how to do it.
Imagine the next time a student did something wrong, they had to FIX the damage instead of serving a one hour detention. How powerful would that be?
Get students talking in order for to help them understand why they did what they did; who was affected by their action(s) and how; and what can be done to repair the harm.