Most teachers will say that one of their biggest obstacles in their daily work life is classroom management.
There are SO many good reasons for that. Many of the school in our area of southern California have kinder and first grade classrooms filled to 30 kids - without aides. Our days often lean more toward herding cats or monkeys than harnessing the learning potential of 5 and 6 year olds.
I've use MANY management techniques over the years. Although most work with most kids, there are those years when I need to incorporate more into the rotation.
This year, it was necessary to come up with something new. I'm super excited to tell you about it!