She eliminated reward systems and her students scored highest in math than the other veteran teachers!!
Ms. Grimes - (First Grade Dual Language Immersion, 2nd year)
Ms. Tseu's class was responsive and on task while visiting my classroom. I can tell they have a deep understanding of the rules.
Specialist Teacher - Wendy C.
I really like using the statements you suggest that curb an escalating situation. I don't feel so mean!
Teacher 4th grade - M. Rigford.
This is fair. I don't feel like I'm picked on!
I knew what was expected and I felt like my teacher cared.
We can finally learn and the rowdy kids don't make it hard for us anymore!
I got to substitute for a whole week in music. Of the few classes that were behaving well, the one that stood out in particular was Ms. Tseu's class. I knew most of them from last year and this year, they weren't talkative and went right to work, listened attentively and did what they were asked to do which included no talking to their neighbor. There were also those students that last year were never quiet when they were suppose to but were this year. This was a big change!! I was really impressed!
Christine M. - Sub music teacher
Being a custodian for over 20 years, the students' behavior in the lunchroom this year has improved a lot!
I've been an educator for over 30 years in elementary school to consulting teachers and honed in on classroom management because of my OWN failures!
Thinking back, I thought I had excellent classroom management because of 99% passing rate on state assessments and Title 1 students' scores higher than large school district passing rates. However, I found I was sorely wrong. Students learned but it was taxing on our relations. It almost felt like punishment.
Then I went overboard with reward systems! That wasn't it either! Too much time, money and effort used! Mostly time that could be used for learning was being compromised through unnecessary techniques!
I realized I had learned the skills that are taught in this course through years of teaching, but I wasn't using them to their fullest potential.