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I appreciate that you can use humor over a mistake you made and use that to move on.  But I would also like to say that you can point out your own mistake to the students and present it as a "why did I make that mistake, what can I learn from it, and what can I do to avoid it in the future" - this creates open discussion and a vital need for communication that can translate into the field.

Being consistent in your expectations is so important - if you give consequences, you must follow through with them.

I appreciate the strategies used to deal with difficult students, especially as the class progresses and personality types become more center stage.

I like that being realistic with expectation and putting those out on the first class can help to set the tone for the rest of the class.

I have learned that providing students course content and expectations through the syllabus is critical. It becomes a plumb line for the student's success in the course. I also have learned that open communication is key between student and instructor and amongst peers to promote teamwork. 

Reduce stress by maintaining a to-do list and prioritizing it. Stay organized will increase productivity and getting more done. 

Reviewing the syllabus with clear expectations and rationals is always useful at the beginning of a class. I also like the idea of ice breakers and letting the students know WIIFM.

It is important to not just ignore stress. It will not go away on it's own and will in fact only get worse over time without proper intervention. 

Making to-do lists is a great way to help with time management. 

Overplanning and overpreparing are far better than the opposite. Mistakes will happen, but being prepared will help you navigate and overcome these obstacles. 

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