WHY IS THE CHILD acting out? Is it an immaturity behavior such as: talkative, fidgety, distractive possessive; or a defiant behaviorsuch as: insubordination, challenging, sabotage?Are there other issues that come into the equation? Does the student have a desire to be academically successful? Do they have the skills to be successful?Where is the student’s focus? Are they thinking about the big game this afternoon? Maybe it’s the fight they hadwith their parents last night. O be a successful educator you need to keep their focus on the now.
Relationships: create meaningful relationships with your students. Know who they are, their learning style, what they like, something about their families. Take the time to get to know them
Why it matters: How well do you learn when you don’t know why you are being taught? Make connections for your students and let them know why it is important that they are learning the material.
Give them a voice. Ask them questions and help them to activate their prior knowledge.Allow opportunities for students to make choices about their learning. This could be as simple as creating the question to write about in their reflection journal, which color they will use during their team tasks, or which activity they will start first. We all like to have choices and feel that we are responsible and in charge of ourselves.
Learning is most memorable when it is fun. How can you make your lessons fun for your students?
Make it real for them by connecting it to real life scenarios. When will they use this outside of the classroom?
Technology is such a big part of our world today. Bring technology into the classroom and provide opportunities for students to interact with it whenever possible.
Ed 593 gerber pp 5
WHY?What is thecause behindthe behavior?Defiance vs.ImmaturityKeep the focus!