Friday, February 5, 2016

A List: Things I Am Grateful For

Taking a pause in the marathon talk for this week's list and a classroom management illustration!

  • a wonderful marriage
  • a safe, comfortable home
  • good health
  • great friends
  • happy pets
  • a job I like
  • the electric kettle in my office
  • memories like the one below
As we all know, towards the end of the school year there are "one or two" students who like to start trying to play it fast and loose with the rules. This door in the back of my classroom opened up onto a fire escape. Students were not allowed to be on the fire escape, so they were not allowed to even open the door. A few decided that rule wasn't applicable in warmer weather. So, I posted this sign:

Suddenly it was no longer a problem. How about that?


  1. Denise: You amazed me with your efficiency and management and this blog post photo certainly endorses that. Sometimes youths need a very strong visual to force them to stop and re-think what comes impulsively. Well done.

    1. Thanks Becca! I only wish I had been able to see their faces... :)