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How to Cope With Classroom Chaos -- The 4-7-8 Way

This is a photo of my "Lord, Give Me Patience" look that I developed as a first-year teacher of 7th graders (need I say more?!) and perfected as a reference librarian after being asked one too many times to find the "blue book that I used in my report but forgot to cite." Responding calmly to a crisis is both an art and science. The art of knowing what to do, and the science of being able to recall and apply that knowledge on the fly. 

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