Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Discipline part 4 (Roof)

Hello,

My name is Wintermute and this is Dumbr. Over the past week we have being discussing how to help navigate your child’s decisions in the positive direction.

Simple words/tasks: I base this one off of what I watched a few other teachers do. They would stand there and yell and chant out these long drawn out explanations of what the child was doing wrong. First off, your student doesn’t speak English, second, they are a kid doing wrong so they don’t hear you and could care less. Keep it simple and clean. My most common phrase was “No Touch”. You don’t need to say, “excuse me, will you not grab onto the window bar and open it please”. Just say No Touch, done.  I was so shocked to see that the other teachers thought talking to a Korean 6 year old would hold some kind of value and achieve anything, but they did it anyway.

Field Trips: A teacher’s worst nightmare, taking their students out in public with all the other classes, yeah sure, they say they will behave before leaving but we all know the truth. So just how can you keep your kids in check. A healthy combination of military tactics and children songs. We all know the game red light green light; teach it to your students’ day one. It will work wonders, want your kids’ to walk, green light, want them to stop, red light. Now we all know the song 1, 2, Buckle my shoe. Teach that too. Now when you are out with your students have them chant the lyrics, over and over again, have the line leader do the “1,2!” “3,4!” parts and the rest of the students finish. Never had a kid run out of line, they were always attentive and ready for new instructions. The other teachers thought it was funny, but at least I wasn’t yelling at my kids all day and chasing them around nature parks and fields ;)

I hope our discussions during this segment have helped you find ways to deal with your students. Sometimes a little can go a long way, and too much can go unnoticed. As stated earlier there is no perfect method, every child is different along with every classroom, find what works for you and them. Always remember to stay calm and focused, no child is perfect, they want to do well and make you happy. You need to help point them in the right direction.

Please ask questions, I will go through and do another Q and A on all the questions asked throughout this segment.

Your Teacher,
Wintermute

32 comments:

  1. I can imagine how hard it could be to take kids on a field trip. It seems you got a pretty good plan for any issue though. Keep it up, i've been learning a lot.

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  2. Field trips are definitely a teacher's worst nightmare, I'm so intrigued by your blog, nice seeing the teacher's side rather than the kids' side.

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  3. wow, i can't begin to imagine the kind of day you have to go through. keep it up!

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  4. useful and interesting as always

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  5. I remember field trips from my school. It was always a mess, everyone shouting and irritating and not listening to the teachers. Gosh, that were some good times. Your blog layout update is nice by the way.

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  6. great tips :)

    Keep up the great work!

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  7. That's weird because field trips were my best friend in school.

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  8. Im not a teacher, but a potential upcoming dad and I say I enjoy reading tips like this. Being prepared for raining a kiddo is never wrong.

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  9. Definitely agree with your suggestions.

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  10. Fields trips were always my favorite and I behaved thank you very much.

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  11. Tips like the "Simple words/tasks" help me a lot in babysitting my three year old nephew. We're teaching him in Vietnamese and English (since I'm more fluet in English) and giving him simple words would help him understand and not get so confused.

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  13. Great post! Very interesting, I'll be sure to come back! Keep up the great work :)

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  14. great post as always. keep up the good work!

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  15. I like the new look of the site

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  16. Great ideas! Ill have to use these one day.

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  17. You got some awesome Ideas there man.

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  18. I never thought that field trips would be rough on teachers. I definitely gained a new perspective.

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  19. sounds like youre doing a better job than your teaching peers

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  20. great tips, i wish i had read this before i volunteered at an elementary school

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  21. "A healthy combination of military tactics and children songs" humorous and helpfull advice as allways.
    Thank you for posting.

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  22. Military order is very important in the classroom

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  23. This blog is great but I would love to see some more pics! Following

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