Character Matters . . .
My first year of teaching my goal was to have a well managed classroom because I had heard so many of those stories about “the first year teacher” who couldn't control her kids! I was determined that wasn't going to be me, my first year… or ever. I read all the books about classroom management and implemented many strategies, but after a few months, even though my classroom was “managed” pretty well, I still felt there was something lacking in my classroom environment. Even though I was following all the standards and doing a pretty darn good job as a first year teacher designing individualized education for each of my students, there was still some element missing, for me and for them.Read more.