Student Connections & Classroom Management
Strong connections with students can aid in handling these students who have dealt with trauma. Understanding their background and situations can be so meaningful to students causing them too really be successful. Sometimes they just need someone to show them it is going to be ok and that they can be successful because their teacher is rooting for them.
Qualities of being an educator are important. Characteristics are what students remember most, and if you ask anyone who their favorite teacher was, they are more than likely able to recall a teacher they remember the most. Icebreakers are a meaningful way to learn about students and share personal stories. Students need to know they can trust their teach and that making mistakes is ok. They need to know we are not just teachers, but we are humans just like they are. Modeling to students’ expectations is a great way to show students through action.
Respecting cultures and values of all educators and learners should not ever be an option. This should be consistently modeled and taught. Everyone should feel safe and accepted within their classroom and school.
The world of education is constantly evolving and always everchanging. Speaking with veteran educators can be so insightful in learning how to best foster student knowledge, assess student knowledge, meet common objectives, enhance diversity appreciation, cultivate empathy, manage behaviors, promote respect, and increase social emotional abilities. Implementing best practices in education are key to achieving student success. These strategies and practices may vary on a case-by-case basis depending on the grade and age levels of students. Ability levels can also play a factor in a best practice scenario. The key to ensuring best practices in education is remaining proactive approaches and always keeping the student’s best interest in mind. Sometimes, it may be approach to start working with keeping the end goal for student success in mind.