The first post of a new career-switchin’ math-teacher blogger carries a good question: how much of yourself do you share with your students on the first day?
My answer, which extends waaay past the first day:
Me, I share very little, especially at the start, where I find a teacher’s mystery and allure to be a very specific but very effective form of classroom management. Once the students feel like they have you figured out, they’re less inclined to chase you or what you’re teaching.
Share something of yourself over at his
[Updated to correct the blogger’s gender, which is well-hidden on his about page.]