Get a Better Handle on Things for the New Year

Do you feel like your students are somewhat out of control? After the holiday season, is a great time to get things under control again. First of all, make sure your students complete some goal setting worksheets. Then, re-establish your rules and routines. It's better to stick with 3 rules. Know your consequences and stick with 3 also. For instance: 1st offence = time out; 2nd offence = time out with a call home; 3rd offence = documentation to the office and a behavior contract.

Remember, consistency is what the best teachers employ all the time. Good luck!