You went into this job because you love teaching, but it feels like you're on edge all day long.
The behaviors of a few dictate the day for everyone.
You're constantly battling behaviors.
This is the chattiest class you've had in a long time. They seem to be struggling to focus this year more than ever before.
You're seeing more and more outbursts, aggression, and opposition.
You hate to admit it... but academics sometimes take a back seat for the entire class because you're busy putting out fires.
Nothing you say or do makes much of a difference. Or if it does work, it doesn't stick for long.
You don't have the training, resources or support you need.
You're leaving school at the end of the day feeling exhausted.
It's starting to feel like the behaviors are a reflection of your teaching.
WHAT IF YOUR DAYS LOOKED LIKE THIS INSTEAD...
Your school days are filled with ease and flow because you deeply know and understand the strengths and needs of each student, and you've forged the kind of connections needed to guide your students through navigating any challenge.
The calm is restored to your classroom because you have a framework for managing behaviors and a toolbox of strategies at the ready. Your students understand they have a role in supporting their classmates, and they lean on empathy when they see a classmate having a difficult time.
Prior-year teachers walk into your classroom and wonder what kind of magic you worked... because students who once had a reputation for "acting out" are now showing up calm and with confidence, autonomy, and a willingness to engage. You know that confidence will remain well beyond this school year.
Hi, I’m Andriana!
I'm a Social-Emotional learning coach, and former elementary school teacher.
I’m the teacher blogger and creator behind The Active Educator, a platform designed to offer educators with meaningful management practices through movement-based learning and social-emotional development.