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EBENEZER SCROOGE ON CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

"He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil.  Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up:  what then?  The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune." A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens (1812-1870),   Ebenezer Scrooge to the Spirit of Christmas Past, talking about the virtues of his former employer, Fezziwig.  Is being in my class a pleasure or a toil for my [...]

PLANS ARE NOTHING; PLANNING IS EVERYTHING.

"Plans are worthless, but planning is everything."  —Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969 (Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during WWII, 34th president of the USA) We have to make lesson plans. We have to anticipate student reactions. We must think about what we want to accomplish and what we want students to get out of it. But we also need to be prepared to throw out those plans when the unexpected happens. Eisenhower continues: "There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of "emergency" [...]

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