Request could not be processed : UAEBeing a teacher is not an easy job. Everyone has great expectations from a teacher, especially if you are new. You may or may not have earlier experience but let’s admit every class is new and so your old rule might not apply here.

It’s not that only new faculties struggle in this field. Sometimes it happens with some old teacher also, depending on various factors.

If you are also scrambling with classroom management, here are 10 tips that you can start using right away:

Show your love to your students

Children respond better to people they feel good with. There are many ways to show that you care about your students while still maintaining a professional attitude. Listen to all your students and encourage them to share their opinions with the rest of the class. Use a kind voice when you speak to them.

Praise effectively

When you praise your student, it helps in two ways:

It helps in motivating his/her confidence level. It helps the student to better appreciate thinking, problem-solving and performance.

It also shows that you’re aware what’s happening in your class. Your students get to know that you see and hear pretty much everything and that even the smallest action matters.

Establish a positive relationship with the class

For a favourable learning climate, a healthy teacher-student relationship is a necessary thing. According to many studies, children are more likely to care about others if they know they are cared about. Also, students resist rules and procedures along with the consequent disciplinary actions if the foundation of a good relationship is lacking.

Bring variety in your teaching method

Although it is not the teacher’s job to entertain students, it is vital to engage them in the learning process. Select a style that addresses the needs of diverse students at different learning levels to maintain that curiosity in your students. Evolve your teaching style by understanding modern concepts of teaching styles and approaches.

Increase student participation in everyday learning

The best way to teach a child is to show him how things work. It’s getting better when you include them in the process. Organise role plays or you could create teams within your class to work on different areas of your topic. You can teach any subject with these methods. These methods are very helpful for children and at the same time interesting enough to engage them in the class.

Regular assessment is necessary to bring out the best in your students

Are you teaching what you think you are teaching? Are students learning what they are supposed to get learning?

These are some questions which can only be answered when we assess our class performance on a regular level. Assessment is an integral part of learning, as it determines whether or not the goals of education are met or not. Assessments not only help students in improving their grades but also help them to think critically, to analyze and to make inferences.

Address behaviour issues quickly and wisely

It’s common in every class. Every student has different behaviour and so sometimes they clash with other students. Scolding and yelling are the easy options in these situations but they are of no use. This will create friction between you and your class and their behaviour will worsen.

So, what is the best and effective way to address students in situations like these?

Your relationship with your students affects greatly your ability to manage a class. In these situations, you should take steps which nudge your student in the right direction. Done correctly, it gets students to look inward, to self-evaluate, and to feel the weight of their transgressions. But by itself, it can only do so much.