1. Maintain high behavioral expectations.
Whatever your usual behavior plan is, stick to it! It’s easy to tell yourself that this is the holidays, and kids are going to be a little crazy, and that’s just how it is, but that attitude can totally backfire! When the teacher backs off of behavioral expectations, students know it immediately, and their behavior reflects it. Be sure students know that whatever the event, they are expected to behave appropriately. If that means you have to line up for the holiday play three times before leaving the classroom, so be it.