Home Schooling; Pros And Cons  

People all around the globe have been locking horns on this matter from quite a time now.

Some people see homeschooling as a boon, while others believe that it is a violence of kids’ human rights.

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As per the official website of National Center of Educational Statics, alone in the United States of America, 2.5 million students are getting home-schooled.

People do what they do; there is no changing them. To help you get a grip on this topic, here are a few pros and cons of keeping your kid in homeschooling.

 

Cons 

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The most irritating part of the homeschooling has to be all the questions that people will dart at you. In the post-modern society, homeschooling is not received very kindly. Other may feel that any student care centre would be a better option.

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People often take homeschooling as some kind of maltreating towards children, and it is challenging to mum the mouths.

•    Keep Your Kids Upbeat

The questions will not leave your children alone too. You as an adult can handle all the questions because you know the importance of it, but kids are naïve, and the questions can leave them heartbroken more often than not.

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Kids while arguing sometimes may end up in name-calling and will call your kid a weirdo, which will be distressing too. It will be quite a task to keep the spirits of kids up.

 

•    Time Soaking

You must have heard time is money; well it is, at least in this world it is. Homeschooling is a very time soaking task.

You may have to cut short your business hours to help your child getting proper education on some issues.

And if you are doing a job, then there’s no way you will be able to spare time for your child’s homeschooling.

 

•    Financial Challenges

Homeschooling means one parent is leaving his/her job and spending all day with kids, which means cutting half of a house’s income. Today, a very few homes can run on one salary.

In addition to that, one has to pay all by oneself for textbooks and reading materials for kids, which otherwise is provided at most of the schools.

Schools which don’t provide the study material for free offers a massive discount on them though.

 

•    Lack Of Exposure For Kids

When your kid is staying at home all the time, even for the studies, it can turn out to be really hard on the child.

Many people believe that homeschooling can cause your kid to be socially awkward. The lack of exposure to society is said to be the reason behind it, which is not the case in any school or student care centre.

 

•    Weight Of Being An Excellent Teacher All The Time

You can be a super dad or mom, you might also be a freaking good orator, and nonetheless being a good teacher is an entirely different thing.

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This pressure may weigh heavily on your consciousness; you will always need to read and learn new things in order to be a great teacher.

•    There Will Be No Me Time

Kids are lovely, adorable and cute; they might as well be the sole reason why you are living, but everyone still needs a little ‘me time’.

If you are wondering why you might need to spend time alone when you have a beautiful family then you should read, psychology today’s this article.

 

Pros

•    You Will Guard Your Kids Against Bullying, Drugs and Sexual Abuse

Schools nowadays are now that safe, that it used to be. Educational institutes are now the birthplace of bullies, drug addicts and paedophiles.

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 If you think about the homeschooling this way, then you are technically protecting your children from the evils of society.

 

•    Pace of learning

Everyone knows that the schools are overcrowded; nearly every class is a bit too much for every teacher. In such scenarios, it is quite impossible for teachers to pay particular attention to all the students.

For instance think that the kid who is missing out that attention span is yours, would you still be happy to send your kid to school?

 

•    No Extra Pressure

From, bullying to peer pressure to physical pressure of travelling from home to school and vice versa, homeschooling can be a really smooth ride for kids.

Also, being at home factor too pays a child’s very well in the more extended run. A child will understandably feel more secure at home than school, thus will learn more and efficiently.

 

•    Parents will choose which sport and field their child can do better in

At times teacher makes mistakes while assigning specific tasks to students, due to more significant numbers. However, it is not the case with the parents.

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A parent knows the baby more than anyone else. Therefore it should be a parent to choose the initial study or sports career of the child, which is precisely what they do at home education.

 

•    Home Education Will Bring The Parents Close

While homeschooling can be a little time and energy consuming, it will also help you and your partner coming over any difference, if you have any.

The parents habitually behave as a team and take homeschooling as a task and a mission to prove the society wrong.

The sense of playing together for a more significant cause, i.e. a better future for your baby, will bring the parents close to each other, making the house environment better.

 

Ending Note 

Now that you have read about all the positives and negatives of homeschooling you can decide yourself what you want for your kid.

Homeschooling is not a new concept it has been there since ever, but the current society believes, the conventional schooling system is the only hope for a better future.

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Countries like, Canada, United States of America, New Zealand, Peru, India, Austria etc. have legalised the homeschooling.

On the other hand countries like Germany, Greece and Denmark are still considering the homeschooling illegal.

How to Educate Students on Moral Values

Moral values are important in a person’s life to live a good life. The rising violence, juvenile crime, and pregnancy in adolescent masses are a direct result of lack of moral value in students. Children are the parent’s greatest assets and the future of a nation. Teaching good moral values is necessary to develop the right qualities and habits in children.

It is the responsibility of parents, teachers and student care centers to teach the students good moral values in addition to good education. Teaching good moral values to children at a young age will make them better citizens and can help reduce the crime to a much extent. Check out how we can teach good moral values to students at an early age.

 

Be a role model for your children

Children learn from elders, and they learn in the ways how you treat others. Whatever you do in front of our children they learn the same things from us. They observe how to handle different situations and what you do in order to handle them.

If you want to teach the qualities of self-respect, honesty, and compassion to your children, then you must have these qualities in yourself. Moreover, what you teach them should match your own actions and activities. For example, if you ask them to be honest and you tell a lie in front of them, they will not be able to learn honesty.

 

Create a caring environment

 

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The development of character begins with a caring relationship. The relationship of a child with parents at home, and with teachers at school has a significant effect on what moral values he or she will learn.

Any child who receives good care form parents and teachers will likely care for others and become a good citizen. Creating an environment of love and care will help the students to learn about caring for others. A caring environment will help in the development of social bonding among students. This will also help the students feel safe in schools.

 

Share personal experiences

We all have some past experiences which taught us valuable lessons in life. Parents should share their personal experiences with their children so that children could also learn from them. You should share those experiences with children in which you made decisions consistent with good moral values.

Sharing personal experiences will help your children to learn the moral values associated with those experiences. Also, tell the stories where you made some bad decisions and which made you learn some lessons.

 

Teach them to be accountable for mistakes

 

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Students make mistakes in various stages of their life. Some children disobey the school rules, some disobey the traffic rules, some perform poorly in studies, and some break the neighbor’s window while playing with a ball. Moreover, children tell lies and often don’t accept their mistakes. Teach your students and children to accept their mistakes and feel sorry. When they accept the mistakes, they learn not to repeat them again and know the difference between right and wrong. Most of the students who learn to be accountable for their mistakes do not repeat them again.

 

Encourage them to help others

 

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You should teach your children to help others whenever possible. If you are a teacher or student care center worker, you should teach your students to help others.

Getting engaged in the activities of helping others will develop the qualities of kindness and compassion in students. Teachers should offer their students to perform the activities like creating get well cards for the sick people and helping the disable.

Parents can teach their children to open the door for a lady pushing a stroller, offering a seat to the old, and similar activities. Making the children engage in such activities help them to develop the qualities of kindness, generosity, respect, and compassion.

 

Monitor the television use

 

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Students learn a lot of things from movies and TV shows. Television is a huge source of exposure to violence, crime news, and other negative things. We all should take care of what our children are watching on television and make sure that they watch only the shows that teach good moral values.

It is the responsibility of parents to lock all the channels showing movies and TV shows related to crime, sex, and violence that may affect the children negatively. If possible don’t subscribe to such channels as it is not possible to monitor your children all the time.

 

Monitor the Internet use

The Internet is another source of information for children and students. They can easily access any kind of information on the internet. Even the restricted websites that are meant for adults can be easily accessed by the adolescents.

It is necessary for students to use the internet for homework, learning the lessons and completing the projects. However, teachers and parents should monitor the usage of internet so that they don’t access the restricted websites and negative information. Limiting the use of internet helps you prevent your children from learning the wrong values.

 

Use everyday experiences for teaching

Every day some situations appear which offers us an opportunity to teach our children some values. Teachers and parents can use such situations to teach the children about what is right and what is wrong. Knowing what is right will encourage them to do the right things and develop a positive attitude.

We hear the news, most of which consists of negative happenings around the country. Moreover, there are some incidents and events in the neighborhood of schools and homes. We can choose any of them to teach the children about good moral values.

 

Final thoughts

Moral values are important for shaping the future of children. Students who learn good moral values at a young age are more likely to become good parents and good citizens. So it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to teach our children good moral values so that they can learn and pass on the same values to the next generation. Teaching moral values in homes, schools, and student care centers will create honest, patriotic, faithful and loving human beings.

How to Help Students Develop a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is essential for creating a positive life. Students are vulnerable to negative thinking as they are easily affected by the negative conditions and circumstances. Teachers and student care centers play an important role in the development of positive attitude in the students.

Teaching the students to develop a positive attitude early in life helps them in thinking positive and manage their responsibilities in better ways. It is the responsibility of parents and teachers to teach students to think positive and help them develop a positive attitude.

Here are the ways you can use to help students develop a positive attitude in life.

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Being Positive is a choice

Always teach your children the being positive or negative is a choice. Encourage them to be positive in all circumstances. Students have their problems and some students hide them. You need to teach them that every problem has a solution and encourage them to share their problems with their teachers or parents.

 

Be an example of positive attitude

Students learn from parents, elders, and teachers. If you are a teacher, you need to create an environment of positivity around your students. You need to show your positive attitude in whatever you say, believe and do. Students see and copy what elders do in front of them. When you handle the situations positively in front of them, they will learn how to solve the problems.

 

Create a positive environment in the school

 

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You should try to create a positive environment in the classes and school. Tell them funny stories and make them laugh. Also, teach them that how positive thinking and feeling good shifts their brain chemistry and attract good things in life. You should write positive quotes on the board and charts in classrooms, but writing is not enough. You need to explain them the meaning of the quotes and tell them how they can apply them in their lives.

 

Help them visualize positive outcomes

Teach your students how to visualize a positive outcome for every scenario. Help them set small goals and teach them to visualize positive outcomes for them. Tell them how to see the success clearly before taking the first step. Teach them why visualization is important and how to practice it for achieving their goals. This helps the student to work towards their goals in the right way and understand the importance of positive thinking.

 

Change the thinking patterns of students

Students think positive and negative about themselves in life. You need to change their negative patterns into positive. When students say, they can’t do it, or they can’t study better, you should tell them that they are experiencing negative results due to their negative thoughts. You need to teach them how to change their thinking patterns and replace them with positive thoughts to achieve their goals and do the things that seem impossible.

 

Reward them for positivity

Reward your students when they perform better and do anything positive. You should set the rewards for students who achieve positive results. Also, reward the students who try their best even if they do not achieve their goals. This will encourage them to remain positive and continue to work towards their goal. Creating a positive environment and encouraging students to develop positive attitude is the best a student care center can do for them.

Tips To Encourage Students To Become Independent Learners

It’s about time that the world should start producing more independent learners.

The whole idea irrupts from the fact that we have been spending so much time in telling children what to learn instead of how to learn.

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Spending few days hiding behind the books may help children in scoring higher grades, although it won’t help them, learn anything.

The earth needs people who can think independently, we need new thinkers in this world, and only an independent learner can be an independent thinker.

Students spend a considerable amount of their time in student care centers. So, a teacher has the best hopes for influencing a student, to be an independent learner.

Let’s see how?

 

Accept Different Answers

There are always many answers to a single question, matter of fact there are always multiple right answers to a single question.

As a teacher, your task is to encourage learning by any means. So, let the students feel free to speak their mind, correct when they are wrong, not when their answer is not the one in the book.

 

Allow your students choices

Let them have some options, let them learn how they want to learn, not how you want to teach them.

Try various teaching techniques in your classroom and ask your students which one they liked the best.

When kids enjoy, they learn fast; you can read our blog on what latest gadgets you can use in classrooms that can make learning fun.

 

Lesser Tests

When you give a bunch of students a test, they read to get higher marks. They store the information without knowing what and how to use.

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Tests are the reason, our students’ ability to remember things, is being tested instead of their ability to learn things.

If you must take the test, then try grading the students by the effort they have put in. Give grace marks for extra information.

 

Encourage Them To Read

To learn something one must read. It is tough for students to read other books, in addition to their regular books.

But there are no shortcuts to success.

Our blog on how to develop reading habits in children may help you in this task.

 

Arrange group discussion 

Group discussions are a great way of learning something new from fellow students. GD or group discussions are best to enhance students learning habits.

In group discussions, students will not learn new things, but they will also learn to cope up with different opinions. Unity in diversity is a basic concept students must learn.

 

Epilogue

These are not hard and fast rules; you can develop your own ideas to help a student be a free thinker and independent learner too.

Encourage students to ask as many questions as they want in the student care center and the classes.

The only thing to take note of here is to try not to push too much. A student should not think you are taking over her/his life.

Teachers are the shaper of the future; let’s shape a better one!

10 Ways to Make Students Feel Safe in Schools

Student security is a complex problem that needs the utmost attention of the school officials, coordinators, and student care centres. School students feel very insecure because of multiple incidents of child abuse and harassment that took place over the past few years.

There are some ways every school and student care centre should follow to make students feel safe and secure in the schools.

 

Create a Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy

Every school should have a zero-tolerance bullying policy that prohibits the activities of bullying against students. The policy should also define the actions to be taken against any person found involved in such activities. Bullying is bad and it is much dangerous when it occurs at a place like a school bus where it is not possible for the victim to walk away. That’s why teachers should teach students how to deal with bullying.

 

Monitor Bullying Hotspots

 

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Schools need to make sure that students interact safely and monitor bullying hotspots inside and near the premises. There is a higher risk of bullying in settings where there is nobody to monitor or supervise, such as bathrooms, cafeteria, and playground. So it is important to ensure student safety in all such areas.

 

Install CCTV Cameras in all Areas

Cameras should be installed in all the areas of the school to monitor the activities from a single control room. Even the areas such as indoor stadiums, swimming pool, cafeteria, and playground should be covered with CCTV cameras.

 

GPS devices in School Buses

All the school buses should be equipped with GPS devices so that their location can be tracked anytime. A security guard should go with every school bus to take care of student safety and security while coming to school and back to home.

 

Create a Supportive Environment

Schools and student care centers should take the help of the entire staff, not just teachers to create a supportive environment in and around the premises. All the teaching and non-teaching staff, including administrative, housekeeping and bus staff should be asked to take care of student safety and check the harassment activities inside and outside the school.

 

Conduct Emergency Drills

  

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Schools should conduct emergency drills to teach the students, how to handle the emergency situations like fire, earthquake, tornado, and lockdown. Emergency drills prepare the students to keep calm and remain safe in such situations. This will also teach the students, how to escape from an emergency situation.

 

Arrange Class Meetings

Classroom meetings can be organized to discuss students’ non-academic issues. Students feeling unsafe or feeling any sort of problems should be allowed to discuss it in the classroom meetings. Organizing classroom meetings help identify and address the students’ problems as soon as possible.

 

Encourage Reporting

Many bullying incidents are not reported by the victims due to fear. Every student care centre should encourage students to report every incident of bullying and harassment. Schools should create safe and confidential reporting procedure so that students feel safe to report every such incident.

 

Connect with Teachers

 

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This is the most important step towards student safety in schools. Every student should be connected to a responsible and caring teacher to whom they can contact anytime for help. This would ensure that each student feels safe in the school as he or she has a caring teacher to contact anytime.

 

Resources

Schools should teach all the students about the resources to which they should contact and report the incidents of harassment. Make sure that each and every student knows about where to go for help and support in cases of teasing or harassment.

 

Final words

If every school and student care centre takes care of the above given points and encourages every staff member to take the responsibility of student safety, we can ensure that all children would feel safe and secure in schools.

Student Care Centre Guide – How to develop reading habits in students

The job of a teacher at a student care centre is not just to take care of students. Helping your student developing a good personality is also part of your job.

As per, modern classic Goerge R.R. Martin “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one.”

Such is the importance of good reading. Kids are like a brand new canvas. They soak information from everything, and the source of information must be perfect.

This is the reason why you should always encourage your students to read.

If a pupil is reading the right books it will keep them engaged. So chances of the kid turning into a troublemaker fall.

In today’s world of social media and cell phones, and television, reading will work like brain-fuel for the kids.

So here is the complete student care centre guide on how to develop reading habits in your students:

 

The book board

You can install a book board in the classroom and ask your students to mention books they like. Students must write their favorite quote from the books too.

The first name on the board should be yours. Set the example for your students and tell them what the books you like to read are.

Update the board after every two weeks, compliment every student who is participating and encourage others to join too.

But in a scenario like this make sure you are not bully or dropping the morale of any student who is not reading.

Student takes, too much encouragement as nagging, so keep note of this also.

 

Read yourself

 

You cannot ask your students something which you don’t follow yourself. Make sure to bring a book with you into the classroom.

Read when you are free, and if the students are spotting you doing so, it is perfect.

You must lead from the front. If they have you as an inspiration, this will serve two purposes one they read more and two this strengthen your bond with students.

 

Ask parents to read

 

Charity begins at the home, isn’t it? Ask the parents of your student care center’s kids to read a little by themselves too.

Gone are the days when students when students fall for quotes like “read because this is what cool kids do,” kids look for the role models now.

If a child is spotting everyone around him/her is reading then, it may trick him/her into thinking that it is just ‘what everyone does.’

While involving parent into this is somewhat a tough job, you have to convince them. After all, it is for the betterment of the kids.

 

Help them deciding the genre

 Kids sometimes don’t know what they are looking for and end up losing interest in the activity because it is utterly dull.

As a student care centre teacher, you can help the little ones in situations like these by suggesting them which book to choose.

Observe every student’s movement and habits and identify her/his interest.

If any kid is confused about the selection of the book to read or the genre of the book, help him/her decide.

Make sure the book you are suggesting has a lot of pictures in it, kids love this.

Also, take notice that the suggested book is not too spooky or violent for the kid. Books rating system can assist you well in this task nicely.

 

Talk about books

Verbal encouragement is essential in this chore. Start with something more interesting than “so reading is cool huh?”

Took an interesting story from the book you have read. You might as well want to practice it once or twice at home before narrating the story in the classroom.

Telling students about lives of great authors and their struggle may also help attract students into reading.

Tell the kids about lives of Franz Kafka or John Milton, especially John, who was blind and still managed to write an epic.

This will arouse curiosity in children to read what a differently-abled person wrote.

 

Invite authors into the class

 If you are lucky enough to have an author in your town, then ask him/her to visit your class once.

This is an excellent way of promoting a love of reading in your class. Convince the author to discuss his/her books with the students and organize a question-answer round after the book discussion.

This will inspire students to read more as well as to write more.

 

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Allow your students to tell which book they don’t like and ask them to describe the facts that make them, unlike any book.

Request them to write ‘why they don’t like any particular book’ and allow them to talk about why they think so.

Then discuss the reasons with the kid, but in privacy, or kid may think you are insulting him/her in front of his/her peers.

 

The book bond

 Request students to swap books with a note why the other person should read the book they are trading.

Motif behind this exercise is psychological, people need others to like their things, and competitive kids will love it.

This will also ensure that a student reads a book thoroughly he is about to swap.

To tell others about the positives of a book, s/he has to read the book at least twice which is healthy for kids’ brain.

You should also follow the practice; this may help you understand your kids more while increasing your knowledge as well.

 

Ending note

Kids are gentle souls and learn very fast; books will help them appreciate the world in a more meaningful approach.

You never know what book will change a kid’s life for good, so always cheer them up about reading.

A free mind is devil’s workshop; books will not only keep them engaged but also help them learn something useful.

Teachers should also use technology in their campaign for books. Everyone knows how much kids love the technology. Introduce e-books into your classroom or install apps like Book Creator and turn your students into mini authors.

5 Must-Have Gadgets For Teachers To Maintain Utmost Student Care

The world is changing, and teaching industry is going through most of the changes.

Teachers are using smartphones more than ever, 3D printers are a standard tool in teaching and Ipads have replaced notebooks.

Role of student care centers in children development enlarges during such times, so keeping up to date is important.

Here is a list of gadgets a teacher must have in a student care center.

 

Microscope Camera 

 

Kids love to see things or species they cannot see through naked eyes.

Microscopes are already here, but approaching each kid and explaining him/her things is not an easy task for teachers.

Microscope cameras are a perfect upgrade on simple microscopes.

You can connect microscope camera to a computer, and a lot of students can share information at once.

 

Pixel 

 

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Art teachers are worshiping this gadget. This LED art pixel display has over 1000 LEDs and each of; it equals one pixel for resolution of 32X32.

The artboard through LEDs, display retro pixel art, you can use your phone to change the images.

This gadget is as informational as entertaining.

 

IRISPen Scanner 


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If you are a teacher who likes to share essential notes without using a marker on the books, you must have it.

This gadget serves as a remote scanner. Pertinently, you can capture words, sentences or paragraphs from any book by sliding it over it.

The scanned text will be copied to any application (MS-Word/excel) as soon as you finish sliding the pen.

The product even allows you to share the scanned data on social media.

 

Virtual Reality 

 

Most of the classrooms are already using VR (Virtual Reality) to teach more effectively in schools.

VR is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a 3D experience. It creates a 3D environment along suitable audio and sometimes other props as well.

It can be used through smartphones too. If any student is having a problem in history or biology, it looks like a good solution.

 

Three-dimensional printers 

 

Three-dimensional printers have swept every sector in this world off its feet since its invention.

The Three-dimensional printers or 3-D printers make three-dimensional objects from digital files.

People are making footwear; jewelry even bridges by this gadget.

So when it comes to the education sector, these gadgets are playing an important role.

Teachers are using 3-D printers in chemistry classes, bio-classes even in history and mathematics classes too.

In school care this invention can be a blessing, it may spark creativity and curiosity in kids.

In addition to all this, because it is a new discovery it will keep the kids vivacious all the time.

 

Postlude

Keeping kids interested and on the toes, all the time is one of the critical mottos of student care centers.

So when student care centers care about students and give them exposure to latest technology, they learn quickly.

With the gadgets discussed above, you can turn any student care center into a high tech sci-fi movie smart-room.

As for the student, they will love it, ‘what amazes them rephrases them.’

How to make students drop those phones and open up to reality?

Parents and teachers are ready to do anything, safe, that will make kids drop those smartphones of theirs and have fun in the real world for a change.

Too much exposure to the internet may turn them into Sheldon from ‘Big Bang Theory ‘, now this can’t be good, so it’s essential for teachers especially to organize some activities every then, and now that will bring the kids out in the open.

Schools are placed where kids come to learn, and it shouldn’t only be academic education, the education sector is changing now, and there are schools which are encouraging outdoor activities.

Extensive use of mobile phone also results in a broken relationship with your students.

So here are some ideas to bring kids back in playing ground.

 

•    Outdoor cooking classes

With people going viral on the internet with the help of food, kids now love to cook; you can arrange an outdoor cooking class for them.

 

•    Dog wash 

You can request any dog adoption houses to bring their dogs at school for a free wash and make an activity out of this. It’s foolish even to mention, but we have the most number of dog lovers throughout the history.

Kids will love this exercise plus they will learn how to treat other species, just make sure the dogs are not wild and to have a supervisor around.

 

•    Doga 

Another dog-related activity, yes Doga is a thing, it is yoga for dogs.

Everyone is making a place in their life for yoga, and they love dogs, so Doga makes perfect sense.

Just lay off some tiny yoga mats in the garden, and you are good to go.

Call any yoga teacher, or if you have a yoga instructor in your school, it is for the best.

 

•    Open theater

Help bring their inner artist out, let them write the plays, let them write the dialogues and let them choose their dresses.

Select a sunny day and gather the parents as an audience, and place the stage out under the sky.

 

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 •    Treasure hunt

Treasure hunts have lost its’ charm and importance in the schools but still are popular among kids.

You can hide a treasure inside the school premises and create maps to help kids.

Puzzles and rewards that may lead the way can also be included.

 

•    Community Service

According to a survey, 80% of millennials think it is essential for the people to come together for any cause.

Kids have the gentlest hearts; plan a trip to a nursing home or an orphanage or hospital to make them understand the power of helping others.

 

•    Human library 

Schools already have a library full of books what they don’t often have is human libraries.

Invite old students to share their life experiences, and lessons learned, invite an ex-bully too, and let him spread awareness against bullying.

 

Final word

There is a good chance that kids will love the above-written activities if they don’t take their suggestions. A good student care center also help keeping students away from harmful use of technology.

Make sure you have listened to every one of them and then decide the activity.

How to Deal with Bullying at School

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” 

You just have read the words of Neil deGrasse Tyson; as a teacher, you must have this attitude, especially in this scenario when bullying has spread its filthy wings all over the free sky of childhood.

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Now tell me how many of you didn’t feel sorry about the kid being bullied in Eminem’s No Love, we all did, but not all the kids got supercomputer tricks or will to fight bullies so this is where you as a teacher step up.

 

What is bullying anyway?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The action is repeated, both for kids, the victim and the bully may have severe, lasting problems.

 

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Yes, you have to act a bit like Sherlock; you have got to be a little informative about the isolated students and the bullies.

Students who stay alone, are new in town or/and eats alone are usually the one who is feeling isolated, these kids are easy prey for the bullies.

 Because bullying usually happens in the hallways, bathrooms, school buses and crowded hallways etc. you as a teacher now got to have all the information about what’s going on in these areas.

 

Intervene 

As soon as you see someone being bullied, intervene, but not in a conventional manner, brazen out the bully in front of his/her peer may lead to some more aggressive behavior.

 

Talk to them differently 

Talk to both parties, but separately, it, by, and primarily doesn’t go well when a teacher tries to sit both sides together; bully and the victim.

It may escalate the anger in bully and will turn out to be quite an embarrassing sitting.

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Involve the parents 

More often than not bullying is just an outcome of a broken home, domestic violence or emotional instability. Talk to the parents; let them know what their child is going through.

Make sure that they take it seriously, both the bully’s family and the victim’s family, you cannot be around both parties all the time, but their parents are a significant influence on them, spend the majority of the time with them and can find answers.

 

Install bully box

It is something that will encourage the victims to at least make an effort, most of the bullies strive on the mum of victims, it could be challenging for a victim to speak up, and so these boxes may help.

Install them in the bathrooms, the hallways and around classes.\

 

Silver lining

Every then and now pump up your students with an anecdote or a story about any personality who stood up against the bullying.

Communication is the only way the students would find a way out of this jive called bullying.

Effective Ways of Repairing A Broken Relationship With Your Students

Teaching is a very responsible task. The future of the students is in the hands of teachers. But, what if the teachers lose their temper, and speak all the stuff that they should not in the student care center! This action will undoubtedly drain their respect in front of their students.

Let’s say you are a teacher and have lost your cool in the classroom. Now, what to do! You can’t escape from the truth that you have already jumped into the well. So, does it mean you won’t be able to get out of the dreaded situation? The good news is, you can! Here’s how!

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Admit your mistake

The vital thing that comes into play is to apologise. Talk to your students and just say that you were not happy with them as they were creating a lot of noise and were out of control, which made you lose your temper. If you have yelled at a particular student, then say to him that you are not happy with the way he behaved during the test and you handled it poorly. In the end, say sorry.

 

Let them accept

Once you apologised in brief, now it’s the time of healing. Let your students take a moment to accept it. They will take time as wounds do not get healed in a day. So, allow them to some time, and you should carry on with your task of teaching. The idea is to make changes but without fuss.

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Avoid games 

Yes, you have raised the voice in the classroom. So, you will try hard to win their heart. Hold on, allowing them fun or silly games will cheapen your association with them. The reason being, these tactics are manipulative and have no meaning for them. You have to be vigilant and should not allow them such thing at any cost. Do not forget the basic rules that every teacher should follow in the classroom.

 

Let the time, pass

You might wonder that besides your efforts, you are still not able to build the rapport with your students. Well, here you have to accept the fact that trust is not the game of a day. It is built over time and that too when you are consistent with your behaviour. You have to take it slowly, and over the passage of time, you will notice that your students have forgiven you. You will be able to discover it by their behaviour. Now that will be the time of celebration in your life. After all, you have won them back into your life.

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Learn from it

This is the crucial thing that you have to do now. You have to make sure not to raise your voice, speak ill or yell at them. Your students will not be going to trust you again if you repeat such things.  Students are learners, and therefore, they will make mistakes, and you have to handle your students wisely.

No doubt, building broken relationships with your students is tough, but with the right approach, you can get back the trust and respect. Follow these proven tactics and draw your students back into your circle of influence.