Comments (16)

Comment RSS
Future Educator, Ventura County, California

I don't really know what I'd

Was this helpful?

I don't really know what I'd think if I were a student in this class. However, as a future teacher, the video and tips were very helpful in how to maintain classroom management.

Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Absolutely *love* this

Was this helpful?

Absolutely *love* this line:

"In my mind, the first and most basic obligation of a teacher is to see the beauty that exists within every student. Every child is infinitely precious. Period."

Almost want to make a poster out of it!

Clinical Supervisor of Student Teachers, Retired MS Science Teacher

Thank you, Tyler! I've

Was this helpful?

Thank you, Tyler! I've recently watched all 3 videos (...Day 1, Day 2, Day 3) and loved what I saw and heard. I've offered them to my current student teachers as excellent examples of effective classroom management, especially for establishing procedures and setting up a positive learning environment at the beginning of the school year. All seven points described above are well taken...

Hello, these are pretty good

Was this helpful?

Hello, these are pretty good methods to do a well job as a teacher. Because I have met a few teachers in my work as an online coach on your24hcoach, who were destabilized by their class probably because they had forgot one of these rules.
I helped them to regain control and it started by themselves! As you said in the 5th rule, teachers have to build a specific reltionship when they meet their class.
Trust yourself, share with students and go ahead, that is the point!
Thankyou for your article!

Education writer

I 100% agree with points 1

Was this helpful?

I 100% agree with points 1 and 5. The teachers I remember most and the ones I consider successful now are the ones who are vulnerable to their students. Earning respect by treating students as human beings, opening up to them on a human level, is so obvious yet so difficult. Loved watching your video!

middle school math teacher in Ohio - I blog at

Great thoughts, Tyler! I love

Was this helpful?

Great thoughts, Tyler! I love your emphasis on being both encouraging and firm. Both are key - and they need to go together for us to be successful.
#4 is also super important - I didn't do this my first year, and it created a nightmare. I try to warn every first year teacher I can about that....
I share my experience here:

see more see less