10 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT STUDENTS WHO DON’T CARE

10 Common Misconceptions About Students Who Don’t Care

When students don’t listen or follow directions, or they roll their eyes when you speak, or they talk while you are talking, it can seem as though they don’t care what you think of them. This is a misconception. Young people do care what adults e.g. parents and teachers think of them. They care very deeply even when they don’t show it. The more it seems they don’t care, the more they do care.

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Say Yes As Often As Possible

Say YES As Often As Possible

When you are giving instructions, think about the words and tone you use. There is often a more positive way to say most things which will provide a better learning opportunity for your students.

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there is no learning when nobody is listening

Teaching Strategies To Improve Listening Skills

Focus on teaching the skill of listening (yes those acronyms do help). Break the skill into identifiable components for students and then practise, role play, make posters and dramatise scenarios. Use positive reinforcement to help with this and/or reward students for using the skill appropriately.

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Simple Ways To Reduce Teacher Workload And Increase Effectiveness

Simple Ways To Reduce Teacher Workload And Increase Effectiveness

One of the key takeaways from the Teacher Wellbeing Workshop in 2017 to reduce workload, was prioritising tasks to use your time and energy more effectively. Deciding what tasks you need to do and what can be left undone can be very freeing. As can realising that you can say no: no to students, to colleagues, to parents, and (even!) no to your boss. Teachers are notorious for saying yes to far too many projects and then burning out. It’s a downward spiral.

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How to prepare students for change

How To Prepare Students For Change

While we cannot eliminate all change from a student’s school day, we can put some strategies in place that help students to cope and hopefully prevent difficult behaviour or meltdowns that may result from their anxiety.

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What is the function of the students behaviour-

What Is The Function Of The Student’s Behaviour

Have you ever had a student who displayed challenging behaviour that baffled you? None of your usual behaviour tricks and tools seem to work. The student responds positively to you one day, but the next won’t do anything for you. Or they love your reward system for a couple of days and then refuse to participate in it.

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Why Do Students 'misbehave'

Why Do Students ‘Misbehave’?

When a student displays challenging behaviour, teachers usually look for the antecedent or trigger. Simply put, the trigger is whatever happened immediately prior to the problem behaviour and seems to contribute to the behaviour.

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how to motivate your students

How To Motivate Your Students

Have you ever taught a student who just didn’t seem to care about achieving at school? They don’t seem to care about their work, they may or may not be disruptive, but their lack of achievement and drive is understandably disturbing for a teacher. The student may even be quite capable but they do not seem to have any motivation. These students can be the most challenging because their lack of interest may push our buttons, particularly if they are apathetic about our subject or class!!

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Whole-Class-Reward-System

How to Set Up a Whole Class Reward System

Whole class reward systems have many positive benefits for you and your students. Motivating your students is the key to making them enjoy their learning experience.A major part of  motivation  is positive reinforcement, one of the oldest tricks in the book used to encourage certain types of behaviour.

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The Key To Better Academic Results

The Key To Better Academic Results

While you may already give a lot of thought to increasing academic results by improving your instruction, providing better resources and designing better units of work, have you given any thought to the social and emotional development of your students? Here are 3 steps outline how you can improve academic results through a social and emotional curriculum

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How to win An Oscar For Best Teacher

How To Win The Oscar For Best Teacher

There are many times throughout the day, week or year that teachers have to put on their best acting suit to get through certain situations. For example when you are a new teacher, when you are hungry or tired, when you are substitute teacher, when you lack confidence; the list goes on.

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How To Maximise Your Students Learning Time

How To Maximise Your Students’ Learning Time

Make the most of all the time you have with your students and show that you value their time by being prepared with tasks, resources and work that is meaningful and relevant. Don’t waste time on trivial activities, busy work and fillers. Make every moment count! Have high expectations.

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