Classroom Management: Summing Up


Reflecting on my classroom management approach for A Relief Teacher’s Journey, I have gained some surprising personal insights into my relief teaching experience and professional development.

I am not an expert classroom manager by any means, but I have become a much more effective and competent relief teacher. I still have a few areas for improvement, and I expect to further develop my professional skills and practice over the coming years. No doubt, you will probably read about it here sometime in 2011!

Now, as I prepare to move on to fresh topics, I will leave you with one of the most insightful teaching cartoons I have ever seen. I’m not sure who the author is, but I suspect they may have had relief / substitute teaching experience!


2 responses

  1. LOL, that picture sums up a lot of my experiences. I'm going to make a classroom management post next week because I came across some pretty interesting videos. Classroom management is one of those areas I'm always looking to improve. Substitute teachers have it a lot harder than regular teachers in that respect, I think.

  2. Hi Veronica. I agree wholeheartedly. As relief/substitute teachers, we tend to see our students' worst behaviour. I think this is primarily because it takes us a lot longer to build respect and positive relationships with our many students.

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