Behavior problems can be one of the biggest challenges faced by teachers, especially those newer to the profession. The new third edition of Julia Thompson’s bestselling First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide has a wealth of tips for new educators–on everything from planning for the Common Core State Standards to increasing positive behavior in students. This excerpt from Chapter 7 provides strategies that help kids learn to behave well on their own.
As a workshop leader, Julia Thompson has taught hundreds of teachers how to how to create student-centered classrooms, thrive during that important first year, motivate reluctant learners, prevent discipline problems, integrate technology, and sustain high expectations for themselves and for their students. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Julia is the author of several books for teachers. In each of her books, Julia presents classroom-tested ideas, activities, and strategies designed to make each school day a successful one.