In this post we are going to deal with a quite interesting and current aspect, the problematic Teenagers in the Secondary School. I will tell you my experience in this topic. I’m going to give you some tips so that as a teacher you can recognize a “Student Problem in your class”, and finally I’ll also name the current problems that arise today in high school.
My experience with problematic students in secondary
I am Renzo Méndez, I have many years of experience in Education and the Secondary level has been one of the most difficult, I remember that I came to dictate to Secondary at the age of 20, as a practitioner in a school in Peru (a wonderful country) The fact is that, in Peru, especially in rural areas, many of my students were even older than me. And there I was, willing to teach them all my knowledge. It was not easy! From the first day I knew that I would need many willpower to not give up.
I remember that the first problem I had on the fourth day, with a student of 19 years (physically looked of 25), of the 5th of Secondary, that student came very badly dressed and I told him to put the shirt inside the pants … I made a bustle with words … $ # & # $ – +, had to intervene the Director of the Institution, the worst thing was that I spent several days thinking that it was my fault (Do not ever do it), after some months and so many experiences lived, I came to the conclusion that the young man was a Student Problem.What characteristics does a problem student present?
Characteristics of Problematic Secondary Students
You do not have to make so many detours regarding this issue, all problematic students present these 3 main characteristics.
1. They make trouble for everything:
It may seem obvious, but it really is true, the problematic student in Secondary is that adolescent who is always in trouble, always finds a reason to generate conflicts in the classroom and his classmates.
2. They are Rebels / They do not follow rules
Literally “Do what you want”, even if you establish rules, this student will always break them, moreover, I dare to say that he will not even pay attention to them, they are generally against agreements in class and never obey .
3. They try to draw attention
They are students who want to be the center of attention, but in a bad way, doing disturbances, getting involved in problems, fights and misunderstandings. It is very likely that you have an extensive track record of all the problematic issues in which you have participated. Ask the oldest teachers, you’ll see that everyone agrees on what I just mentioned.
Current educational problems of the high school
As time progresses and problems change, today, high school adolescents face a greater number of problems dangerous for their age and this undoubtedly has a lot of impact in the classrooms.
Drugs, tobacco, alcohol and others; The main problem is when these supplies are found in the living room. What would you do if you found drugs under a student’s folder? Or worse, if you find a drugged student in your class.
Gang At this age many students may be tempted to join this type of social group, and the problem widens when these students enter class and want to act in the same way they do outside.
Addiction to Facebook and WhatsApp:Surely you already know that experience and how annoying and painful it is to see your students, glued to the cell phone the whole class, at recesses, outings and in general anywhere.