So, I'm reading Tom Bennett's 'Running the room'. On page 277 the author describes a fantastic manager he worked with:
'Graham was my trainer when I worked in bars. He was funny, clever, and able to cope in any circumstance or scenario. He had mastered his role because he had, in advance of any possible problems in the job could throw at him, all the solutions. He was three steps ahead of everything because he had already worked out what to do. It led to mastery in one’s circumstances'.
I'm now on a mission to think of all the challanging teaching situations which could happen, and to write down how I would respond.
If you would be so kind, please throw some challanging situations at me that you have experienced or heard about in teaching. What did you do? What would you do differently?
It can be as basic as a school yard scrap. Where did you take the pupils after it, who did you speak to for help etc.
Hopefully this could be a fun discussion.