FOUR TYPES OF STUDENTS YOU MAY SEE IN A CLASSROOM

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It is rightly said teachers are constantly in the making of bigger and better human beings. Billabong High International School has exactly the teachers parents desire for their children.

However the job a teacher is at is not an easy one. A classroom is as diverse as it gets! From students all across the country, different regions as well as religion, diverse state of mind, upbringing and habits a classroom situation for a teacher is certainly full of challenges.

Here is a quick guideline or a quick insight into the types of students. This may help teachers to adopt suitable strategies to deal with situations and students of one of the following types.

There are broadly four types of students that you may find in your classroom:

1- Attention demanding students
There are students who always demand attention. They can do this by either trying to dominant each discussion or activity in the class or by being always hyper. These students may often have a valid point or answer however every student deserves equal attention and chance.
Counsel these students after the class to let others speak and give equal opportunities to their fellow friends. You can also always have a raise your hand rule and pick the ones who seldom get a chance to answer.

2- Never ready students
There will be some students in your class who are never ready with their home work or ore class assignments. Identify the one’s who are always never ready and the ones who occasionally falter.
You must make your assignment expectations clearly to the students in the very beginning. And take out time to reinstate your expectations by practical example. For instance let the whole class read out one by one the chapter you gave to read as a home assignment. This can help you identify as well as rectify the doers and the non doers.

3- Lost ones
A classroom always has some students who are often lost in their own world. They will either be staring out if the window or a pencil or something else while you are teaching. These students need to be engaged one way or the other.
Check that your method of teaching should neither be too difficult nor too easy. Try to make some fun entertaining ways of learning a part of your class to keep everyone involved and interested.

4- Rude and disrespectful students
These students cause a lot of problem in a class. They are rude and disrespectful towards their class mates as well as the teachers. They pose great danger to class discipline and proper functioning of the class.
It is best to identify such students in the very beginning and let them know the guidelines laid down by the school for civil behavior ad well as the consequences of not adhering to the same.

Every term brings in new students waiting to explore the limits and try new things. Teachers find themselves face to face with new challenges every time they enter a class room. But a child after all is a child and is way more receptive and open to learning than you think he is. All he needs is the right guidance at the right time.

Billabong School Thane let’s each student explore new possibilities with proper support at proper places.

SIX WAYS TO MOTIVATE KIDS

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Motivating kids can be a hell of a job we all know. Kids have whims and fancies of their own.

What do they do the most?
Exactly what you want them to do the least.
And what do they do the least?
Exactly what you want them to do the most.

Well we know how to simplify this and get your kids to cooperate with you. Here is how:

1- Talk it out and loud
Meaningful conversations with parents can mean a lot to kids. It is their age to be curious about everything interesting and New. It is how you introduce them to a task that matters.
For instance while asking them to clean up their room tell them how important it is to have a neat and clean room.
While they are at their task be around ask then how it feels to do the job at hand or do they need any help.
Another thing is to encourage by way of complimenting. Even if the task is not perfect that fact that the kid tried is worth appreciating.

2- Imperfections are perfect
Imperfect completion of task shows the attempt made. Perfect or imperfect is secondary. Appreciate your child’s efforts rather than finding faults.
Criticism will drive them away from every task you assign them.
So let the imperfect tasks flow in and wait till your child the same task perfectly after a few attempts.

3- Practice what you preach
It is said that if you want to teach your child a particular thing just do it in front of him. So if you don’t want you child to fight try to control the urge to get into a fight with your spouse too. Instead display a cordial and peaceful way of resolving fights.
Hoe many times do you ask your child to give you a second while you are busy with some work and don’t go back to him for more than half an hour or more? A child learns the same thing. Next time you ask him to pull out of the park he will say one second and may not be ready to come out for more than half an hour. You taught him this by doing it with him.
So beware of what you are subconsciously teaching your child.

4- Don’t buy their services
Stop bribing your child into doing things. Because this will only lead to them not performing their duties when not bribed.
Always encourage them, praise them and tell them the importance of the work that they do instead of buying their services.
This can lead you into many problems as the child grows and starts asking you for bigger and costlier stuff in return for work that they should anyways be doing and learning.

5- Find out the right task
Every child can’t be interested in everything. So spend time and put in effort to find out what is your child’s favorite activity.
You can then focus more on the activity that your child likes and introduce the others later. Go step by step.

6- Appreciate appreciate appreciate
Yes appreciation works wonder in motivating a child. Appreciate the small things that your child does. Like filling up a bottle and keeping it in the fridge or behaving well in a party.
Kids always want to impress their parents and appreciation makes them feel they have and encourages them to keep up the good work.

Dealing with kids only needs a little bit of patience. Teachers at Billabong High International School have what it takes to guide a child right. Billabong school Thane believes in making the beautiful growing up journey of every child and parent a smooth and wonderful experience.