July 28, 2005


Today I didn't turn up to a class I was supposed to teach - I didn't realise we were on week B. I just assumed the kid that told me we were on week A was right. Sadly, they weren't.

I had to shout at several times today - kids are just so damn rude. Some of them seem to start talking as soon as I do - its like they think I can't hear them and don't mind talking quietly.

I really enjoy teaching stuff, but find it hard to Ctrol kids. I feel I need skills here!

Posted by Toni at July 28, 2005 08:26 PM

what drives me mad, is when you tell them to be quiet and they say ok and then when you start teaching again they lean over to say that one last thing to their friend! GRRR!

Posted by: giffy at July 29, 2005 10:42 AM

Buy a whistle. A nice loud one that you can wear around your neck. Use that, rather than raising or straining your voice.

Another thing that sometimes works (depending on age of class) is to only speak quietly. Force them to come to your volume, rather than going to them.

Posted by: phreq at July 30, 2005 07:50 AM