Facing the Challenge of Teaching Touch Kids
Teaching kids has its own set of challenges, especially when you are doing it for tough kids. Although some teachers can only murmur and complain, you can deal it more wisely by applying some strategies and solutions.
Set the Tone
Before you face your students in class for the first, you should already expect that there will be students who are tough and mischievous. You could research on your own by trying to seek the opinion of other teachers who have had an experience handling those kids. When you have the information on hand, prepare yourself for every possible situation. On your first day of class, never give your students the idea that you already know who are the class’ troublemakers. This is not fair to them. But you have to enumerate to them the rules that you want them to follow as a class and explain to them what’s the difference between following and not following those.Through your speech let them see that you are a teacher who takes rules seriously.
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Most of the times, those kids that display a bad attitude in class are those that come from difficult family situations. They face challenges like lack of resources, violence, parents’ absenteeism, inconsistent housing and the list goes on. One of the reasons why they are acting that way in school is because they want to attract attention. But they can be exemplary kids if only they receive the amount of attention they need. As a teacher, the role that you play in observing their ways and attitudes and the several ways by which they can excel in the good things they do and stay away from the bad ones. A good teacher does not mind giving extra time for kids and it is for their welfare.
As mentioned earlier, these students do hunger for the time and attention of their parents. You can get their attention and have them obey you to some extent if you also provide what they need. A practice of discretion is really demanded when you connect with your students, especially the tough ones. It is important that you are meticulous in choosing your words. See to it that they are going to help them instead of harm them.
Be Positive When Dealing With Behavior
It happens a lot of times that students express themselves with words that they do not mean. There are so many reasons why they have said those words, which could be boredom, tiredness, irritation, problems in the home and a whole lot more. When hearing harsh words from children, do not always take them personally in a bad way. Take those words personally but not in a negative way.