How do you keep the classroom running smoothly if your students don’t think punctuality is important? If your students don’t value honesty, how do you set up your classroom? How do you react to the reality that the parents of your students have different ways of doing things?
Don’t expect your students to simply conform to your expectations, says Amy–and don’t assume that you understand their culture. Speaking from her own experiences in Grenada, and drawing on advice from teachers in urban US schools, she suggests guidelines for establishing a safe, supportive, and structured atmosphere in any school.
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