NYC educator offers advice for beginning teachers. Getting control of the class, he says, is the first order of business:
The standing platitude [when I started in teaching] was “A good lesson plan is the best way to control a class,” but I no longer believe that. I think a good lesson plan is the best thing to have after you control the class.
And he’s got a trick to help you do that.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.