It's Monday morning in the classroom, and
things are not going well. John came to school
with a snake in a jar and is telling scary
stories about how he got it. Many of the
children are petrified, and Sarah is crying
loudly. In another part of the room, Matthew
and Amy are arguing about who knocked the
coats off the coat rack, while Jeremy is quietly
hanging them up. Mrs. Jones stands at the
door waiting to conference. Yes, she knows she
doesn't have an appointment, but this is very
What should the teacher do?
Take a deep breath, think fast, and think creatively!