Help I'm drowning and it's only October!!!
I started the school year later as my district had to rehire 1000's of teachers. In other words I was laid off in June and was rehired on September 30th. Which is approx. 3 weeks after school started. My students were settled into other rooms and had to be placed in my room. My students are tracked, thereby they are in the room due to low tests scores and poor academic achievements. So in the 3 weeks time I thought I have laid out how the class should function. But I am getting back lask from the students daily and at this point the principal and another "teacher leader" has said that I must work on my class managment skills. But I truly don't feel like the issues are purely my own. Please note that when each person made the comment it was becuase I had been dealing with disruptive students for hours on this particular day and I then decided enough was enough. I follow protocol and it doesnt appear to work. I don't want to bribe students and when I offer negative consequences it gets worse.
- Behavior / Class Culture / Engagement / New Teachers