Behavior Incentive Behavior Skills Free Download. Hi all! I’m Yara, I have been teaching for about five years now (boy time flies!) and the first two years as a part-time casual teacher whilst completing my studies. My sister constantly jokes and makes a point of how she remembers our playtime as kids *rolls her eyes* and says I’d make them all sit in a circle and I pretend to be the teacher – haha. So, apparently it has always been in my genes. =)
I’m so excited to be a part of this new blog launch for Ladies with Class. I have been creating lesson plans ever since I can remember and two years ago, I was so lucky to have found TPT as I’ve met so many awesome and amazing educators from around the world!
In this post, I will share with you some ideas on how to keep students motivated! Students yawning, talking, or losing interest in the subject can all make for a less energetic and boring classroom experience – and we’ve all been there. Not every topic we teach is going to be interesting – let alone interesting for students.
1. Give students a sense of control: for instance get students to choose the activity they’re about to do (of course have a list of the activities related to the topic) and allow them to choose an activity at least once a day. This not only gives them confidence, but shows that you’re interested in hearing their opinions and what they want. In my experience, this method has worked magically for me – if I can, I even use it a few times day and not just with activities, but I also get a student to ‘help’ me explain the topic. 🙂
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Dealing with challenging students
I found this video to be AMAZING! A CLassroom Diva will share Top 5 strategies to use when dealing with challenging or difficult students. We all have those students each year that prove to be a little bit more challenging when it comes to behavior management and it can easily become overwhelming. I will also share with you how you, as the teacher, can keep your composure during frustrating or stressful situations in the classroom. I hope this video helps!
How to deal with a disrespectful student
In this clever live broadcast, Cult of Pedagogy explains how you could successfully deal with disrespectful students. Some students seem determined to disrupt class and push our buttons. What are the best ways to handle this? In this weekly Periscope broadcast, I answer one reader question about teaching. This was originally recorded on April 5, 2016. Skip to 3:38 to see the specific tips.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and to end – I’d like to offer a free behavior rewards card. It’s so easy to use! Just let the student use a bingo marker or any marker to color in a square each time you give the student praise for something he/she did that was positive working silently/cooperating well with others etc… You name the rewards for that week. Each time a student gets all the squares marked off, give them a reward of some kind (you could name the reward at the beginning of each week). 🙂
Just click on the picture to take you to the free download.
Note: you could also print this in black & white / gray scale to save ink!