Psychological Strategies In The Classroom

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As I am currently teaching an after school tutorial lessons in my previous school so I have more chance to hang with some of the senior students that is facing the public exam.During the teaching I found that many psychological strategies would possibly be applied to our daily life.

I was a secondary school student just a few years ago too.I can understand that assignments and tests thought may seem good to student which urge them to study,it would somehow disturb a student 's study plan and cause a huge stress when those things start to stack.So in the first few lessons, I tried to create a more relaxing atmosphere and pressure-free environment for them.I did not use strong words to coerce them to do revision and I paid the price,none of them can turn what I have tough into a long-term memory .But with some hacks that I have learnt from the psychology lesson now, I would now manage my class better and I would observe some psychological phenomenon.

According to the operant conditioning, reinforcements could solidify the intended behaviors and the punishment could eliminate the unintended behaviors(“Operant conditioning,” 2016)
.In order to reduce the repulsion towards studying for them.I tend to use positive reinforcement such as using candy or some soft drinks to treat them if they have done the revision before the lesson and show concentrated in class and only give minor positive punishment such as asking them to explain some easier concepts to other students
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