Behavior Management issues in urban school
Hi everyone! I am a brand new teacher in my first year of a teacher-training program called Urban Teacher Center in Baltimore. I work in a low-income area school in the city. I have been having major problems with managing my 34 fourth-grade students. I grew up in a suburban area in Pittsburgh and had never experienced this type of school environment before. The students are aggressive and show no respect for authority. I am disheartened and exhausted from the constant yelling I need to do to match their volume and get their attention. I have a sunny disposition and personality. I can't stand having to get angry all the time. I want to create a positive classroom environment. I am currently a student-teacher, so it is not technically "my" classroom. I came to the school in November, so I am sure that once I have my own classroom I will have more influence on setting expectations and consequences from day-one. Does anyone have any advice on how I can reach my students without having to yell all the time?
- English Language Arts / Math
- Behavior / Class Culture / New Teachers