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Thread #29457   Message #372871
Posted By: Mary in Kentucky
11-Jan-01 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Know of a good Classroom management book
Subject: RE: Know of a good Classroom management book
Rachel, I know exactly what you're saying. I've never seen such a book. I do remember one about discipline that might be something you could use...just can't remember the name.

When I went into the classroom at age 34 I was shocked at how little support there was. When we new teachers were asked to stand in an assembly the first day of school and everyone laughed, I suspected things might be rough.

The only advice I got was short anecdotes and suggestions from fellow teachers. Most said that you just had to develop your own style. This really wasn't particularly helpful, but I picked up a few tricks along the way. If you need any, just let me know.

I've always felt that high school teaching was a bit like being a standup comedian or performer. Maybe some of the performers here could give you some suggestions, (especially on how to deal with hecklers)!