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Robert, J., & ASCD. (2019, September). Respect from Day One. Retrieved September 12, 2019.

Jackson—a former teacher, now a speaker and author—shares techniques he used as a new high school teacher to handle disruptive behaviors and threatening conduct from students, while remaining respectful and compassionate about the realities kids faced. His suggestions: establish rules early on and stick to them unwaveringly; understand your students’ challenging life realities (especially students of color who face racism in school); communicate carefully and regularly affirm students; and learn how to control your emotions so students have a model of emotional strength to learn from.