The Best Teacher Personality For Classroom Management

The Best Teacher Personality For Classroom Management

Is it easier to run your classroom by love or fear,  should you be a great or mean teacher, should you be friendly or unfriendly, approachable or distant, smile or frown?

I would gather to express that most people have entertained this question now and then throughout our teaching careers.  As a new teacher, it is a question that you’re going to invariably ask yourself over and over.  So what is the result?   What is the ultimate way to handle your classroom? 

When answering this question it got me contemplating a magazine I read a long time ago called The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli.  So I Googled it to get a refresher.  The book speaks of the best way for the Prince to rule.  I guess as teachers we will be regarded the ruler’s individuals mini-kingdom so let’s check out his answer.

The Best Teacher Personality For Classroom Management

“Upon vid question arises: whether it is safer to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that particular should want to be both, but, because it is challenging to unite them in a person, it’s much advisable to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with…  men below the knob on scruple in offending one that is beloved than the person who is feared, for love is preserved through the link of obligation which, as a result of the baseness of men, is broken every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by way of a dread of punishment which never fails.”

“…Nevertheless, a prince must inspire fear so that, if he does not win love, he avoids hatred; while he can endure well being feared whilst he’s not hated”

So, he suggests a bit of both as a good measure. But when you are looking for …

The Importance Of Physical Fitness Education For Our Youth

Physical Education

Being toned as a child used to be easy.  When I was we were young, we’d three channels on the tv (if we were lucky along with the weather held), no computers, no mobile devices, no video games, etc.  We played games, read and at least at our home, we had a list of chores to perform.  All of that made us naturally fit.

Now, the whole family spends the majority of their waking hours in front of one screen and other.  Computers at the office and school, more computing in the home, texting, game boys, Wii along with television all have us hooked, so we get little to understand the exercise.

That’s harmful to all of us, but particularly not our youngsters.  It becomes essential that we teach our little ones why it’s necessary, nonetheless it is going to take more than that.  We have to see to it they get enough exercise.  There are several reasons for this.

Diabetes:

We associate poor diet with diabetes, but the food involved is not the whole problem.  If you’re overweight unconditionally, your risk of this complaint if you eat well.

Insomnia:

There is a direct link between lack of exercise and difficulty sleeping.  The stress relief may be part of it, as well as the launch of endorphins.  It is the most suitable to complete your exercise routine at least four hours before bedtime, which could also cause the same problem.

Obesity:

Diet is half the battle in preventing or receiving the weight as a result of an ordinary level.  Getting available and going around is a requirement, and also the most effective planned diet might lead to an increased than desired weight if it’s not done.

Now that you can start to see the importance, here are a few things …

How to Choose a University Campus

How to Choose a University Campus

As you make BIG decisions about what you want to learn (which will determine what you will do for the rest of your life), you also need to decide where you will study. Universities, FETs and Technology Universities differ in many ways. Here are a few things to consider when comparing the pros and cons of different education providers and deciding which campus is right for you.

Where are they

The campus can be a city center, suburbs, in rural centers, or just rural areas. Each city has unique personalities and activities to offer, so think about the different lifestyle, living expenses, transportation, and people who are most attractive to you. You might prefer sunshine and beach areas like Cape Town and Durban, or the hustle and bustle of big city life like Johannesburg and Pretoria.

How to Choose a University Campus

Size

The size of each campus has a large effect on the atmosphere, social life and facilities of each institution. Large institutions such as Johannesburg University and Stellenbosch University have tens of thousands of students, while some small institutions only have a few dozen. Some campuses are spread across hundreds of MA while others are limited to one central campus.

How difficult they are to enter

In general, universities, especially the top institutions in South Africa, are more difficult to get access than other universities, the University of Technology and the FET. If you are worried about meeting the admission requirements for a particular course, it might be best to apply to several places, including non-competitive campuses.

Facilities and services

What academic resources, student support services, and recreational facilities are available? Large campuses have the convenience of small towns – you can get everything from haircuts to four-course dishes. On some small campuses you can’t even get coffee, but you can enjoy a more …

Should There Be Vending Machines in Schools?

Should There Be Vending Machines in Schools?

Childhood obesity has become a national issue. In fact obesity is so common among kids in our country, that it is commonly said that if things don’t change, our children may belong to the first generation in history that on average lives shorter lives than their parents did. That is the reason that we as adults really have to act now when it comes to making sure that our kids are eating healthier and getting more exercise.

However one of the main places where we can’t control all the things that kids get exposed to is at school. By the time a child is 7 or 8 years old, they spend more of their waking hours at school than they do in the home. Because of that, as parents it is vital that we check up on what kids are eating while they are in the school environment. That is where vending machines come in.

I hadn’t really thought of this and how it could influence my children before recently when it had gotten a little bit of news coverage. So I went to my child’s school and sure enough right there by the lunch room there was a vending machine stocked with Cheetos, candy, sodas and chips. I was so mad that I actually wrote a letter to the school board. I couldn’t believe that a businessperson in my community thought it was acceptable to fill a machine with junk food like this and then place it in my child’s school, or that the school would actually let them. It’s literally disgusting that these companies are sitting there making a profit hawking candy bars to overweight kids.

That is why I think that if schools are going to be permitted to have a vending machine on their campus, there …

Music for Kids

Even if music is not pursued as a main interest or hobby your child will benefit from musical training throughout their life.

My experience is taken from my son who is now 13 years old. He started piano lessons when he was 6 years old and did very well and enjoyed them. He did not necessarily excel at it but he did do well. Although he would never sit down and play for the pleasure of it he would always work on his lessons and enjoy playing the songs his instructor assigned.

When he turned 11 his interest level in piano dropped and at the same time his instructor moved and stopped giving lessons. My son wanted to quit and was not all that interested anymore. I encouraged him to stick with it but after 6 more months with a different instructor and my son not wanting to practice I decided to let him drop it and move on.

Now he is 13 and his pursuits in math and science are taking the front seat. His musical training will always be with him and I believe the understanding of music helps him in his academic pursuits. He is now becoming interested in playing piano again. If he sticks with it, great, if not then the music skills he learned will enhance his skills in other areas of learning.

When playing a musical instrument many processes of the brain are involved. You have to order things as in: verse, chorus, bridge, verse. You integrate counting into your feel with timing as in 4/4, 3/4, etc. Looking ahead or remembering what is coming next in the music is essential. You listen and use your ears in a thoughtful and directed way. You have to use your hands and arms and …