Monday, January 28, 2013
What is normal?
My vent for today starts here. What is normal? Obviously if you have been a teacher you realize that what is normal in one household is not normal to another. I have come to realize that but in my short teacher lifespan I feel like it is my duty to create a normal atmosphere in my little classroom society. Children need that consistency. It is obvious. I try my best for my students to stand in a quiet/straight line everyday and I feel like 95% of the time we are successful at it. I'm rarely embarrassed of my students hall behavior and when I am--there are consequences. What I want to know is what is normal in your hallway? It is a big issue in our building right now. So many teachers are not on the same page with a hallway and behavior normal that we are constantly teaching and reteaching behaviors because what is normal in one room is not in another. I'm hoping we can work together and figure our a normal that can start in kindergarten and go on through 5th grade. What do your schools to do implement this and to make sure the standard is upheld by teachers and students? I'm done. Happy Monday. Can you tell is was a long one?
Posted by Courtney @ Missthirdgrade.com at 3:00 PM