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High Turnover Classes
What to do when you need to start over
From Alice Mercer:
I believe in second chances. I've experienced it too often myself. I get sloppy, and let stuff slide, then I have to rein things back in. In my first few assignments, I took over abandoned classes. While it's better to make a good first impression, I don't think you need to write off a year or semester that has gotten off track. Here are some posts to consider:
From Larry Ferlazzo reflects on turning it around
From Mathew Needleman
on appropriate consequences, and starts with the great quote, "They're not bored, you're boring."
and this on
And the creator of this wiki shows how to bend the rule to fit the child
Micheale Sommerville points out why
should not be part of your discipline mix, even with the youngsters.
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