Thursday, March 15, 2007

Student teacher discovers the obvious

I learned an important lesson today about NOT CONTINUING CLASS UNTIL ALL STUDENTS HAVE STOPPED TALKING. The lesson was that if I stop talking, the students will stop talking.

3 comments:

Lady Strathconn said...

MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU WILL EVER LEARN.

Congratulations.

Mister Teacher said...

A good one to master!

ed at aft said...

For me, at least, this technique was the basis of all classroom management.

One follow on strategy that worked for me was using a quiet voice to focus attention on yourself when speaking. When I brought it down a nothc, my kids usually did too.