Teaching and leading school systems are difficult feats, to say
the least, but educators need to step up to the plate. By implementing
Peters' ABCs of Survival, you can not only survive the challenges
you confront on a daily basis, you can thrive. More importantly,
you can help students do the same!
Module Objective: Using knowledge from the Richard
R. Green High School case in conjunction with Stephen Peters' chapter
eight, "Survival Tips for Today's Teachers and Leaders," and
readings from the virtual library, the following module will help
you succeed in the classroom and establish a tone for survival.
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R. Green High School of Teaching
||At Richard R. Green High School of Teaching on Manhattan's
Upper East Side, Principal Isabel DiMola leads her staff
and students to success through an innovative intervention
program that focuses on literacy.
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Discussion: Describe some ways in which you currently "survive" the issues you
face and maintain hope as a teacher or leader. How do your actions for
meeting these challenges compare to the strategies you see the staff
and leadership of Richard R. Green High School using? How are these
coping strategies similar to and different than those mentioned
in "Managing Culturally Diverse Classrooms?"
Journal: What are some of the strategies for survival that
Peters lists/discusses and those from "The Really Big List of Classroom
Management Strategies" that you might want to incorporate in your
instruction? Describe the ways in which you will employ these, from
lesson planning to classroom management and the potential perspectives your
students might have when you use these strategies.
Workbook: Referring to effective teachers and leaders,
Peters' states "We are the chosen few who will always give
that which has been placed by us to give: guidance, encouragement,
love, direction, and HOPE" (p101). How have the teachers and
leaders of Richard R. Green High School provided their students
with a sense of such hope? How do you and your teachers/leaders
do the same? Drawing from the entirety of this course and Peters'
materials, describe concrete next steps you will now take to ensure
that your students feel a greater sense of hope in their educational
communities. Make sure to support each of your steps by quoting
or referencing Peters' work and the virtual library readings.
Virtual Library Readings:
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- Dr. Mac's Amazing Behavior Management Advice Site
a Positive Classroom Climate: Teacher Tips for Managing Group
- How to Create a Welcoming Classroom Environment
- Managing Culturally Diverse Classrooms
Creating Positive Emotional Contexts for Enhancing, Teaching
- The Really Big List of Classroom Management Resources
- What is Positive Behavior Support?