Here are four. What would you add to the list?
1. The 3 Cs: “Be CLEAR on your expectations for behavior and performance. Be CONSISTENT—follow through so students know what to expect from you as a teacher. Be COMPASSIONATE—show your students that you really care about them and want them to succeed.” —Oktobriana Idol
2. Management Matters: “Strong classroom management is the key to teaching. No matter how well you know the content, students can’t learn in a chaotic environment. The simplest way to achieve this is through routines and overplanning. Also, model the respect you want to receive.” —Janet Jennings Maxwell
3. Routines Are Your Friends: “They should be the first things that you teach!” —Mollie Ann Lucot
4. Flexibility Rules: “Relax. Be in control. Be prepared to be flexible!” —Emily Fern Barron