Techniques to silence students

Techniques to silence students

These techniques will help you have a room with less noise

Silence students in class, is often something difficult to achieve, more when it comes to children, infants have the great “ability” to assemble riots at the most inappropriate times, although this is normal and should not result Worrying, we are the teachers who have to deal with this problem every day.

All the teachers have students who make a buzz in class, but what happens when the principal enters the classroom? Does not it happen that everyone is silent? Magic?

In we will teach you the best strategies that you can apply in the classroom to silence your students.

These are the 4 most effective techniques to silence students.


Before we start we want to highlight that these techniques to silence students are not new, they are very well known, but they are rarely applied, however they work great if they can be fully understood, in we explain each one of them and Why do they work?

1. Authority

Authority is the weapon of every teacher, if you are a teacher and you want to dedicate yourself to this for many years, it is very important that from the first moment you show authority, it does not matter if you are a preschool, initial, primary or secondary or university teacher, this aspect It is very important in this profession.

How can the authority influence the students not to make noise? We put the example of the director, suppose you are dictating 3rd grade students and have just arrived from recess: everyone is making a fuss, talking and newly located in their folders, in conclusion: the room is a mess and the noise is almost they go through the walls (Exaggerating) and suddenly director Perez enters, and as if by magic and in a matter of seconds everyone is silent. What happened? The answer is Authority, the Director of the School is always seen as the highest authority, so the students have respect and would be unable to make noise when he is present.

2. Address them in a “unique” way

The children are very bold, they know that if one only makes a noise, the teacher will notice and could punish him, then what they do is “make noise in a group”, this happens in all the classrooms, it happened to me many years ago When I was in charge of a group of 2nd grade, I was assigned the most bulbous room, I was writing on the blackboard the date and the subject and the children started to make noise, it happens that when I wanted them to shut up, without turning to look at them, he said: “To have children, do not make noise”, “Make silence” “Can you shut up?”, my results when launching these sentences were null, no one was silent. Years later I realized that it was impossible for some of them to feel identified with this phrase. What would be easier: break 20 match sticks at a time? Or break them one by one? That is what this technique consists of, even if they are children and therefore you have your power over them, you will not be able to win them if they are all united, if you want to silence the students, you will have to be very attentive and watch who makes noise, call him by his last name and say: Castro Ramírez, keep quiet or leave my class! From that moment you will not need to address yourself to all the other students, so that you can say it to one, it will be enough for the rest He feels very discouraged in making noise.



Castro Ramírez, keep quiet or leave my class! This phrase will only work if you say it with an authoritative voice, demanding respect, what happens if you do the opposite? Imagine that you are a teacher somewhat shy and with very little authority, it is possible that you can not even address a student to exhort him, and instead of saying “Castro Ramírez, keep quiet or leave my class”, I would say Alumnito Castro Ramírez, could you please keep quiet, I do not want to take you out of class, I will not take you out, but please be quiet. This way of addressing a student, may suddenly work if they were sensitive children, but Actually if you apply it to a primary group, it will not work. It is important that you elevate your voice by shouting, without getting angry, without showing weakness, Speak safely !.


4. Do not despair

Desperarte will not do you any good if you want to shut up students, lose the papers, it’s just a symbol of weakness, that you can no longer handle them and that you’re not strong enough to bring order to a classroom, the children realize this, and the most you can achieve is that you have some consideration, but never respect, when you have a room with a lot of noise, breathe, think it is something normal, and that happens to you is not wrong, it happens everyone, especially when we have just started in this world of education, so calm, learn to handle them, learn to respect yourself, remember that authority is you, and they know it, but if you do not believe it Nor will they.

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