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ERIC Number: EJ955112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
How to Handle Fights in Your Classroom & Other Things They Didn't Teach You in College
Jacobson, Linda
Educational Horizons, v90 n1 p16-20 Oct-Nov 2011
Teacher education programs can't prepare educators for everything that they might encounter on the job. Regardless of where they earn their degree--and even if they have had solid student teaching experiences before they claim their credential--new teachers are bound to face unexpected, upsetting, occasionally funny, and sometimes awkward situations that will force them to think quickly and remain flexible. Being in such a position can often turn into the so-called "teachable moment." But more often, teachers will simply learn how to respond the next time something similar happens and might even be able to offer some wise advice to other new colleagues. For some new teachers, the classroom and school environment they end up working in doesn't match the image they envisioned when they were learning to become teachers. In this article, teachers share how they handled unexpected situations--ranging from fights in the classroom to angry parents--that weren't covered in their teacher education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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