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January 17, 2020From Linda The Math CoachGo Beyond the Theory. Apply the Research. Make it work!
The Class From Hell Part II
More ideas for a class make-over
Your “Class from Hell.”
Rome was not built in a day. Don’t expect your Class From Hell make-over to doso either. It takes time, and you will sometimes experience relapses into pastbehavior patterns. If you remind yourself that you are trying to form new habits of thinking and doing, it’s easier to take it in stride and continue on with faith thatyou can eliminate old patterns and establish new ones.This goes for you and your students. Also, the less you focus on what you do notwant, the sooner it will fade away and give you time to focus on what you dowant.Take a minute to remind yourself of these principles of transformation:
Transformation Principles:Principle A
Your current situation with any class is the result of your past thinking whichdetermined your past actions.
Your past actions caused or allowed your current situation to develop.
You have the power to change your current thinking, your current actions, andtherefore your current and future results.
If you don’t accept Principles A, B, and C, then you are powerless to transformyour current situation.