More Classroom Management
It may seem as if we spent a great deal of time on classroom management issues in our Friday Focus writings throughout the year. Well, first of all, this is true. Although we have great kids and an awesome teaching staff, we are always searching for better ways to rein in our kids’ predilection for unbridled-and sometimes over the top-enthusiasm, both for learning and for inappropriate behaviors. In addition, as I noted earlier, the issue of student behavior had been a huge concern for the entire staff during the preceding school year. By all accounts, we had made great strides in this area during our first semester together, and I definitely wanted to begin the second semester reiterating what makes us successful in the area of classroom management.