How to Manage a Group of Difficult Students
We teach you the right way to handle a group of difficult students
Managing a group of difficult students, getting them to be attentive, orderly, disciplined and willing to learn and stay that way the whole class is the dream of every teacher, a difficult dream and to be realistic impossible to achieve, however there are some techniques and / or strategies that teachers can apply to get closer to that “dream class”.
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4 Techniques to manage a group of difficult students
Let’s start by defining some basic terms and then proceed to give the techniques.
What is meant by the term “driving”?
The term “handle acquires many meanings, but when we refer to students, we must understand that the concept of managing students is to make them obey us, pay attention, perform tasks, behave well and do not make noise. Managing a student is not to force or manipulate, to manage a student is to get them willing to learn by their own will, because they want it and not out of fear.
How to identify difficult students?
All teachers have minimally a couple of difficult students in class, we identify a difficult student, when it has the following characteristics:
-Do not pay attention to class
-It is irresponsible with the tasks
-It is disrespectful to your peers
-It makes a lot of noise in the middle class
-It is rebellious
-Influence negatively on your peers
-Has low grades
If any student in your class exhibits these characteristics, he or she may be considered a difficult student.
How to manage a group of difficult students? 4 Infallible Techniques
It is important that difficult students see in you teacher, a figure of authority to which they must respect, it happens a lot that teachers relate authority to fear and really authority does not go hand in hand with fear, but with respect , so the first step in managing a group of difficult students is Gaining Authority.
Many teachers think that this type of students should not be given any responsibility for sure they will do badly, I applied this the first years of teaching to elementary school children, later I realized that doing this only makes things worse, excluding difficult students is a very cowardly way of acting and also psychologically damages these students, making them more rebellious. The most difficult students are those who do not receive adequate attention and choose to do bad things so that someone takes interest, if you. As a teacher, you give them the attention they need but in an appropriate way, that is treating them as to all the others, trusting in their abilities, highlighting their strengths, believe me that that alumnito that in some was very difficult to control, began to give in to his orders as a teacher, and will even offer to help as a volunteer in other assignments.
Difficult students love challenges, why? The reason why difficult students like to be challenged is because society has shown them that they do not trust their abilities, this explains why many of them, especially in secondary education, are involved in gangs, because being a gang member or a delinquent is a way to prove its worth. That’s why challenge them in class.
Listen to them and understand them
Listening to and understanding a difficult student is what almost no teacher does, the vast majority prefers to think that they do not exist, they exclude them and they do not care, if you are doing this, reflect a little, try to talk to them and understand their problems, which surely are many, and if you can not do it, look for a person; for example a psychologist, who is willing to talk to them.
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