Are you having issues controlling the class? managing the students? Holding their attention? The answer could be found in chapter 7 of the book From Chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching. Thomas Gordon, the author of a model of classroom management called Teacher effectiveness training, derived T.E.T. from principles of psychology to shift the responsibility for behaviour from teacher to student. Gordon’s philosophy: When an individual is troubled by a condition, event, or situation, that individual is said to “own” the problem. In a classroom set up there can be 3 scenarios – teacher owns the problem; Student owns the problem or there is no problem. Find out where you stand.