Read The First Days of School by Harry Wong. Read it and USE
On 12/01/10, KK wrote:
> I am a junior at the College of Saint Rose. I am studying
> to become a Elementary Education teacher, hopefully teaching
> second or third grade, the little ones are my favorite. I
> really enjoy children and I love being able to go out into
> the real world, and teach them. Knowing that I am going to
> teach children really motivates me to finish school and to
> become the best teacher I can be. Children these days
> really need teachers that are motivated and want their
> students to become the best learners.
> I am wondering if you have any suggestions on keeping my
> future classroom organized and not chaotic. I don't want my
> students to get out of hand, but I do want them to enjoy
> being in my classroom. I want my classroom to be fun and
> engaging, so how do I do this and still teach them
> everything they need to know? How do you keep the students
> engaged and focused, and yet still have fun?
> Do you use some sort of token economy with your students?
> This way they're learning, and motivated to do well in the
> classroom? I really believe using this type of rewards
> system in the primary grades is a great idea.
> I want my future students to have as much fun in school as
> they can, but still get a great education. Please let me
> know if your suggestions.
> Thank you so much for your time,
> I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
> Thanks again,
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