"Be firm, fair, and consistent."
I have a student teacher this semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for learning and growth for both mentor and protege.....As an mentor teacher, I need to set the best example possible. Tammy's straightforward statement above is a motto I must remember to live by, not only as a teacher, but as a human! This reminds me of how fortunate I am to be an educator!
Regardless of the subject we teach, us teachers are a blessed group...we have the great privilege and responsibilty to guide, educate, provide a structured environment where the best learning can take place.