I am very lucky to have a neighbour with years of teaching experience, and also resources that he is willing to share. Anyway so he said something about classroom management that I wanted to share with you all:
If you know your subject matter well, your classroom management skills will improve.
This is encouraging.
I have decided just to focus on trying to improve my classroom management skills on a day to day basis, and even if they improve incrementally, I’m happy with that. And my particular focus for this year is going to be creating lessons that are so engaging, that the students are so busy learning that they forget to display inappropriate behaviours.
Wishful thinking? Maybe. But I can only try!