Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Before you blame the teachers, lesson plans, lack of pencils, etc., you should think of your parenting skills. Yes, #parenting skills really do influence a student’s success in school based upon my observations during my over 40 years in education.
Many children these days feel that they have to be entertained, will not take ownership of their behavior, haven’t been taught manners, are impatient, etc. Now, I usually had only 2 or 3 children each year that fit this characteristic, but those 2 or 3 influenced my classroom management. Did I bring them all around to acceptable and wonderful personalities? The answer is yes, most of the time.
For instance, do you QUICKLY put a phone in front of their face while you’re shopping at Walmart? Do you panic when your child says, “I’m bored,” and provide some fun for she/he to do or let them find something to do? Do you insist that your children eat at a bite of all vegetables when they’re young or do you give in and just buy Chicken Nuggets?
I’ll also tell you that the amount of money a family has available has absolutely nothing to do with the behavior and academic success of children in school. My favorite experience was with “Michael’s” mother who refused to let her sons use poverty as an excuse to not read at home or do their homework!
Anyhow, here’s the link to something written by Victoria Prooday, an Occupation Therapist. This absolutely represents what I’ve seen in my most recent years of teaching in a public school. Remember my observation mentioned earlier. Most of my recent 3rd grade students were just fine and loveable!
One more thing, please make sure that your child gets enough uninterrupted sleep. You’re in charge of that!
Please be inspired to be all that you can be as a parent. It will make a difference.