As we know as parents and teachers, kids are not cute all the time. Sometimes, they can be the opposite. For some kids, however, they are problematic in most of the time. So, how you deal with the problematic kids?
Whether you are new as a teacher or have been it for a while, you may have different ways to deal with them. Are you going to scold them? How are you going to discipline them? Here are the easy tips for you.
When you see the problematic kids in the front of you, the best approach to do is doing nothing, at first. And you need to be quiet, don’t get drawn to their behaviors. If you are speaking of tensions, it will only trigger them to behave worse.
You will need to observe the situation first. The problematic kid usually does their action to draw attention. When you are quiet, they will realize something.
How if the number of the problematic kids are so significant in your class? When you see this as 1 vs many, then your career as a teacher can end right now. You will need to be objective and calm to handle this.
The best way to do this is to take the right action without making the situation worse. Try to understand and listen to what they say. Know where they come from. Know the roots of their problem.
Make them feel motivated and happy. No matter what the causes of the problematic kids, most of them feel so insecure. It is because their parents are not doing the job well in nurturing them. You could give them the shelter so that they feel loved. Think about fun activities that can make them to channel their most energy to positive ones. By not overdoing it, they will start to respect and listen to you. Of course, it is not an overnight solution. You will need to bear the situations for days, weeks, or even months.
Let the problematic kids know that their behaviors won’t help at all. They will have a hard time understanding this if you are not doing this with patience. Ask them to imagine if they are in the other people’s shoes. Eventually, they will feel it. They will make you as a good example. So, you will need to be careful when you teach them.
Help them until they are able to change their behaviors. Don’t just give up easily. If it is not you, who else will help your students?