Teaching Techniques and Strategies To Make the Classroom Fun Again for Everyone

When a class is unruly, learning does not occur. What many do not realize though is that the classroom becomes a place where children and staff alike don’t want to be. With the help of teaching techniques and strategies, you can get control of your students again. These teaching techniques and strategies will make both teaching and learning fun for all. Here are some classroom management hints and tips to try.

  • Incorporate hands on activities into your teaching techniques. When you do so, the kids are not passive learners, but active ones. They are engaged and ready to learn more.
  • Each day is a new day. Remember this and don’t make any assumptions about how a day will go. When you do this, you won’t unintentionally treat a child differently based on past behavior. Each child gets a fresh start, unless it is for tardies or something of that nature.
  • Stand near a disruptive child, especially a boy. This lets the child know that he or she needs to behave. In most cases, no further action will need to be taken.
  • If a child is always seeking attention, place him or her in a position of authority so he or she can show others how the task should be done. Give him or her opportunities to follow other students rather than taking the lead. Ignore the student when he or she acts up and praise actual achievements.
  • If a child continues to act up after you have tried reengaging them using various teaching strategies, take them out into the hallway and talk to them. Often you will find something is going on in their life. It may be an issue with another student, parent or sibling or they may have overslept and it threw their whole day off. Once the child gets this off his or her chest, learning can occur again.
  • Treat all children equally. This will earn you respect. In addition, students who tend to act up will be more likely to follow the rules if you are fair in your praise and punishments.
  • When a child acts up, discuss the situation with him or her. You may be able to get to the root of the behavior using this technique. If you cannot, feel free to request a conference with the parents. Together you may be able to find a solution.