Good Teaching Conference South – California Teachers Association

Session takeaways: Kids are wired to challenge teacher authority in the classroom to find their boundaries. Boundaries create safety. Well-defined expectations with firm, fair and consistent discipline create a safe environment for kids at all grade levels to learn. Challenges should not be taken personally. Expectations must be clearly defined and methodically practiced by all students. Teaching to expectations takes time and energy, but it will pay off huge dividends throughout the year. Punishment alone will never change behavior. Students must be allowed to make choices regarding their behavior and must be held accountable for their actions. A great resource:

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