Challenging behaviour is a problem that teachers face regularly in their settings. According to Fox, Dunlap, Hemmeter, Joseph and Strain (2003), the best way to solve problem behaviours is by encouraging social and emotional development. Hemmeter, Ostrosky, and Corso (2012) suggest that these skills are important because children who can express their emotions appropriately can also find effective ways to solve problems they encounter socially and are less likely to display challenging behaviours. These skills as essential for school, as they support friendship, emotional literacy, assist with problem-solving, collaboration and anger management. It also helps to recognise others emotions, supports self-regulation.
In school environments, it is crucial for students to establish meaningful relationships with various teachers. When teachers talk one on one with their students it is critical to ensure that the students feel accepted and understood. One method to ensure those feelings is through enacting in polite speech. One who is rude and standoffish would give the students less of a reason to build trust and to ensure comfort, therefore teachers often partake in polite speech to build these relations. Once that relation is formed, the student can easily go to speak to his or her teachers for extra help if needed.
Teachers have the power to determine whether their classroom will be a caring atmosphere or an authoritarian environment for the students. Teachers need to curb their ego and model empathy, positive attitude, and leadership skills. She believes that if teachers use positive attitudes when dealing with difficult students, the students will respect the teacher more; therefore, the students will have better behaviors. Showing empathy toward the students will result in the student feeling like someone understands them. Creating relationships with students helps them feel safe in their environment and comfortable talking to the teacher.
However when a parent becomes stressed and aggravated about a situation, it teaches their child how to cope with emotions in a similar situation. An article from U.S. News, written by Katie Hurley, explained that stress has a “Trickle-down effect” in families. The article also stated “kids are naturally curious and intuitive. They know when something is amiss and may expend great effort to understand the problem. Kids also tend to internalize that stress and react accordingly,” (Hurley, 3).
However even simple factors such as giving specific rather than general praise, showing interest in things their child shows interest in and establishing routines that promote health, well being and regular study still do make a difference in the way that children view school and learning and the value they hold to their working relationship with teachers. Parents can help the school and their children develop is supporting homework expectations attending open days and parents evenings. Homework is set by teachers when they feel it necessary to check the understanding of what was taught in the lesson, or to expand their knowledge further. If parents are there to support, help and encourage this to be completed it creates a positive learning environment and teaches organisational and study skills that will stay with the child(ren) for life. Open days and parent/carer evenings allow direct contact between the parent and teacher, giving both the chance to discuss the students progress both at home and in school, along with any worries or concerns either may
I have gained patience when working with children and I believe it is a skill that is required in order for children to exceed their needs and to help a child during transitions to reach their full potential. Timing is key and with support the children will be able to emotionally adapt to attending school but also embrace new surroundings. Encouragement while children are taking part in activities in school allows children to gain self-esteem and confidence as they are being motivated which can give them a sense of achievement. Being a role model to the children is a personal skill as it gives me pride knowing the children are inspired by me and that they can learn from me by using their own initiative, being helpful to others and allowing the children to give suggestions on what they would like to do can keep them
Educators have the responsibility to create a safe learning environment in which students feel accepted and confident to learn. I think that the first way to foster and support the emotional and moral development of children is teaching our students that everyone is different from each other. Students have to know that everyone has different talents, abilities and limitations. Teachers as well as students have to label people in the correct way. For example, a student who struggles at the time of learning must be called student with learning disabilities instead of learning disable student.
- being firm but fair with the children. You must have clear and consistent boundaries as a teaching assistant so that children recognise that you are fair in your approach and that any unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. If you allow children to get away with something one week and not the next, this can give mixed messages to the children causing some to feel unsettled and others to try to abuse these boundaries. - enjoying working with children and having a sense of humour. If you don’t enjoy working with children, you should definitely consider a different role to a teaching assistant.
This type of connection is the lessor of the two because it causes the child to withdraw impacting skills such as communication, sharing and making friends. Having poor connection skills can be caused by some reasons and can also lead to behavior problems. When a child withdraws, they tend to shut down. Connections are a big important part of a child life. Daycare teaches children to develop and learns connection skills throughout life.
Within your work placement when dealing with bullying it is very important to know and be able to follow the school’s policies and procedures to correctly support both the child and families. When a child is being bullied it isn’t just upsetting and worrying for the child but also their families, parents need to know their child is safe at school and out of harm’s way and that they are happy and enjoying school. Children and young people have the right to know that they are protected by law and that there is support out there for them to talk to people and to get advice, also parents need to know that if their child is a victim of bullying there is support out there to show them and advise them on ways of how to cope and help the child deal with the bullying. All children and young people have the right to attend school and feel welcomed, safe, secure and protected. Miss Leah Baker UKOC1527 Assignment 2.