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From an Old Journal. First Days of Teaching, Entry 2.

(This is another entry transcribed from an old and forgotten journal that I rediscovered as I was cleaning out my classroom.)

From August 11, 2010:

Too lenient again today, by MTC standards. I think I am going to be more strict but will “refresh” my penalty-count several times in class. I just can’t make one warning last for 104 minutes.[*]

I might be “a real teacher” by the end of next week. Maybe. I don’t know when I will contact parents.

I am more organized now than I have ever been in my life. I have no time because of it, but I trust that it will pay off in the end.

I need Jesus.


* When I started, I was trained to use a “consequence ladder” for behavior infractions. A student would get a “warning,” and then receive “checks” that signified various levels of punishment. This I now regret.

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