Create a culture of accountability through consistency
My students and I had been practicing mindfulness to start class every Monday for about a month when I forgot to include a new mindfulness activity one week. In my first period of the day, a student called me out: “Why didn’t we get to start today with mindfulness?” Unbeknownst to me, I created a classroom culture of accountability by practicing ASSET at the same day and time each week. According to educators Harry and Rosemary Wong this type of consistency is key to successful classroom management.
Have a busy week? Use our two-minute abbreviated tools instead of pausing or stopping your implementation. The most important thing is to routinely offer an ASSET tool. Consistency is key!
About the Author
Brent Modak followed the example set by his grandfather and entered the classroom first as a middle school teacher before moving up to teach high school history. As a member of the ASSET team, Brent helped develop the curriculum and led in the implementation of the program across all of ASSET’s partner schools. When not teaching Brent enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and newborn baby, Lewis.