I think that one of the biggest mistakes that teachers make is letting emotion get in the way of their classroom management process. They raise their voices. They guilt trip. They get sarcastic. Sometimes they get downright mean. This is a great way to create a Teacher vs. Student atmosphere. There is no need to go down that road.
Don't let yourself become the emotional, bullying, crazy teacher that we have all experienced at one time or another. These are the jerks who give teachers a bad name and make students hate school.
So, have a plan for the possibility of student misbehavior and give your consequences in an unemotional way. Let the consequences do the talking, not your attitude.
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