Don’t repeat- when you repeat their thoughts you teach the other children they don’t need to listen to their classmates- just the teacher.
Emotion drives everything!!
Actions reveal a lot
Start with a compliment- starting each conversation with a compliment will make a child much more likely to listen to the “criticisms”. For example if you a child who can only do the first sounds of each word start with “wow look you knew the first sound of every word! Awesome! Now let me show you how to stretch the word to hear more sounds”
Idea on discipline: being humiliated in front of your class will only make you pissed off and not make you want to learn. Which will in turn cause more undesirable behavior. There is a reason behind what they are doing! Why are they doing these behaviors? Attention, too difficult, aggressive? What can you do to avoid the situation?
“Take a break”- take a breath, think about the problem, and come back to the group. If it continues there needs to be a consequence- if you cant sit on the rug then you will sit on a chair behind the rug but you wont be able to participate because you cant use self control.
“A bug and a wish”... "It bugs me when you…. I wish you would…"
Apology of action (when “I’m sorry” isn’t enough)- make a card, play at recess, etc…
Is what I’m doing making a difference?? Does taking recess away, make a difference?
My brain has so many new ideas! -Miss Hansen