The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29457   Message #373748
Posted By: flattop
13-Jan-01 - 12:04 AM
Thread Name: Know of a good Classroom management book
Subject: RE: Know of a good Classroom management book
Well cc, we were the kind of dogs that might bite the hand that gave us a doggie biscuit.

In my first year in high school I had an English Composition teacher who was starting her first year of teaching after having left a nunnery. For her first assignment I deliberately wrote a piece that I thought was silly, outrageous, and over the top. She liked it and read it to the class. This helped me enjoy writing for her for the rest of the year. It might even have inspired me to write a parody piece that year where I used the teachers nicknames and placed them in compromising positions. It was a big hit with the kids in the class, so much so that three of them decided to pass it in to the English Literature teacher as their next assignment. They were all suspended for a week and I suddenly realized that the written word could be powerful.