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Your teaching persona

Your teaching persona

If you believe that your teaching persona can begin and end at the classroom door, then you must expect your behaviour management to suffer. To gain the respect of students and ensure that they adhere to your rules, you need to constantly reinforce your authority outside your domain. I call it Teacher Mode and wherever you are in a school, at whatever time, you need to be in this zone. It is not always easy, but I have come to appreciate that the better I get at slipping into Teacher Mode outside the classroom, the easier I find it within my classroom, so the effort proves worthwhile.

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