My article analyzes the critical link between teachers’ personality traits and their management of student behavior. This topic is rarely discussed during university preparation or once employed, which is a major oversight considering its significance to developing a proactive system of management. Personal self – reflection is essential to both creation of preventative behavioral practices and career longevity. Beginning teachers, in particular, must examine this interaction to minimize the stress of coping with challenging misbehavior, a primary factor in potential ‘burnout’ and resignation.
I emphasize this information during my workshops and especially while ‘coaching’ staff.