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Reader Appreciation: Pat Hensley


SuccessfulTeachingHeaderwebNovember is Reader Appreciation Month at So You Want To Teach? Today’s featured reader is Pat Hensley.


Name: Pat Hensley
Location: South Carolina
Occupation: I was a high school special ed teacher, now I am a college instructor and educational consultant.
Blog: Successful Teaching

Tell me some of your favorite things about your job
Sharing my experiences and helping unexperienced teachers solve problems

Tell me some things you loved about your favorite teacher(s)
Making me feel that I was important, listening to my ideas, and learning new things from them

List some of your most effective classroom management strategies

  1. Improving students’ self concept
  2. Have a consistent behavior plan

Name (up to) three other blogs that you frequently visit/subscribe

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.