For new teachers who seek support and want to share the challenges and triumphs of first starting out in the classroom.
- The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, "Sign o' the Times." That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones.
- When it comes to managing a classroom, new teachers mostly learn on the fly, but here are some ideas you can use right away.