You might figure out how to do it after many years (though few do--I know quite a few veterans who haven’t!) and endless stress, repetition, arguments and going home worn-out, dreading the next round tomorrow.
I am aware some teachers even cry at the end of the day—they have never been told it would be like this. You get into teaching to share your gifts and help students learn, and are rewarded by disruption and disrespect.
And it seems often the system defends the rights of disruptive students while ignoring the plight of teachers. That’s backwards - you and administrators have a responsibility to defend the rights of those who want to learn.
Maybe you are too embarrassed to say ‘My classroom is out of control,' because you think it reflects badly on you, when no one has given you the proper classroom discipline techniques to address the situations you are facing.
I have been inside the classrooms of teachers who have been teaching for years and act as if everything is fine at teachers’ meetings - and their classrooms are chaotic!
So you are not alone.
Or maybe your classes are well-behaved to a degree but there is a constant undercurrent of noise or buzz and you feel that you’ve gotten close enough. But that steady classroom ‘buzz’ will wear you down over time and students will not get the benefit of a focused, attentive, on-task environment, which is essential to real achievement. That is, after all, the goal.
That undercurrent of non-attention really undermines learning in the long run and leaves you burned out. Even a little noise during a lesson is distracting and unacceptable.
Others talk about high standards of student behavior. Classroom Discipline 101 shows you how to achieve them.
Listen - I have solved this riddle. I wrote this book for you.
Instead of knocking yourself out day after day trying to come up with a way to finally get the control you want, you can now within minutes have all of my tactics and procedures - the same action steps that have enabled me to address every classroom situation knowing the outcome will be successful.
(Yes, I have the game rigged for you to win—because when you win the students also win).
Whether your class needs a few small attitude adjustments or it’s time to bring order out of chaos, the answer is here: