day one hundred thirty.

Every once and awhile, someone who’s in teaching school or thinking about being a teacher asks me for advice… which probably says more about their willingness to ask anybody for an upper hand in the classroom than it says about my qualifications to dispense advice. Anyhow, this is one of the things I tell them: Try to handle as much discipline by yourself as you can. If you are constantly sending kids to the office and asking your administration to step in, you’re giving away a HUGE amount of teacher power. I’m not saying you should be timid about sending a student out if they REALLY need it (see today’s comic) but I know when I started out, I used the principal’s office waaaaaaay too much.

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