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Wednesday, December 06 2023
Know Your Child

Classroom management ways to make teachers’ and kids’ life easy

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Children spend a lot of their quality time at school. Their language, relationships with other students and teachers, values along with their academic performance have a huge impact on their growing personalities.

However, sometimes teachers find it challenging to handle the classroom because it has so many varieties of active personalities with different demands. So here are a few techniques that might help the teacher to understand their students in a better way.

Understand your children are unique

The classroom can be generally categorised very easily. For example, a teacher can differentiate the better learning class or naughty students’ class. So each classroom has a unique style of adaption when it comes to implementing any plans. However, one method which works fantastically in one classroom may not work well in another class.

Set acceptable and specific guidelines at the beginning of the academic year

When children are placed in one classroom their new journey starts. A teacher not only deals with a child’s marks but also their behaviour, relationship with peers and sometimes children’s family issues need to be sorted too in case the child is getting affected by it and if it acts as a hurdle. So applying to all, the guidelines need to be formed. Asking the class itself, what kind of behaviours can be followed and also maintained throughout the year can be done. These guidelines can be put up on the class notice board.

Give group attention to every child

Usually, the classroom consists of 30 to 50 students. So giving individual attention to every child is difficult. Hence forming groups and implementing the rules will always help the teacher. A student when mingles with the group, his/her behaviours, and action plans are truly visible. Thus it is easy for a teacher to know, who is distracting the class, or who is being distracted.

Do not frequently give punishment to the entire class

Punishment is a good behaviour modification method, and following this method, when the class is unbearable is a good sign. But when children get mass punishment frequently, its value decreases. The chance of teaming up together, or an ‘acting as if nothing happened’ kind of attitude might be seen in children. So instead of using group charts, tokens, and stars as a reward for the occurrence of every good behaviour, eliminate unfavourable behaviour by diminishing the reward system.

The classroom is a good place to imbibe many good things but sometimes due to workload of teachers or some other reasons causes the problem to handle the class effectively. However, if a teacher tries to implement good classroom strategies, then it is easy for the teacher to handle the children also without much difficulty.

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Ramya E.

The author is a counselor and lifeskills trainer who has trained over 2000 students. She holds an M.Sc. in Psychology.

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