Thursday, November 22, 2018


“And the best thing is that you only have to make the choice to be consistent once. After that, it’s simply a matter of keeping your promise.”

When having to discipline students, it is important to be consistent. Students will know if you aren’t and feel that you are showing favoritism. If they feel this way, you will lose their respect and they won’t follow your directions.

Once you set the rules and consequences, you have to be consistent even at times you are tempted not to be.

Students need to realize that the rules apply to everyone equally. If anyone breaks the rules, they will suffer the same consequences.

If you aren’t consistent, students won’t know if you are serious or kidding. If you only appy the consequences when you are in a certain mood, students won’t learn to follow your directions when you need them to. They may try to take their chances that they won’t suffer any consequences this time.

Students will learn that you may or may not enforce the rules and this is not the way to be an effective teacher.

If you want students to be successful in your classroom and in their future, you need to teach them that rules are important and that the consequences of not following them apply to everyone in the class.

How do you show consistency in your classroom? Please share.

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