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Middle school is the period were students change biologically from being kids to adults, this change may pass normally for some students for their social relationships and can be challenging for other students regarding social relationships. Changing biologically from being a kid to an adult has many changes in the student inside thoughts, feelings and emotions and from the outside regarding the ways to deal with others in this critical period and if there is no awareness for the student in the middle school period, he or she can have social skills problems dealing with people and with his or
When talking about the words consequence and punishment we like to think of them of having the same meaning. In some cases this may be true but from a teaching aspect, it is not. These differences are significant and can help your students and yourself substantially in the classroom. You're probably wondering, "What are these differences?" A punishment is a form of revenge by the teacher because a student is misbehaving. The goal of a punishment is to instill fear into the student so the misconduct will be avoided. A consequence, on the other hand, is related to class management. If a set of m
Bureaucracy, hierarchical bullying, leaders and lowly followers, and any other form of governing at the expense and exploitation of the governed... these are hurtful and criminal systems for the benefit of the few and the misery of the many. There are better ways of living and working together. I have proposed and exercised a much simpler, balanced, harmonious, and successful guideline for a good teacher and willing students to truly work and learn together.
One great way to undoubtedly improve your classroom management as well as the overall organization of your classroom is to establish routines. Implementing routines gives students a straightforward outline to follow and works like a map showing students the appropriate behaviour that teachers want to see. And because routines are followed again and again and never change, they create total consistency for both teacher and student.
Teachers should attempt to create a class environment which is conducive to learning. Achieving this is not always easy as there are students who respect classroom etiquette while others do not. However, if you conduct your classroom in a manner that respects your rights and the student’s rights, this will create a positive and supportive classroom environment
I recently introduced you to Jimmy's story. Here I'll tell you of my first meeting with him. Hope you enjoy it ...