How to Encourage Pupils to Behave and Work in the Class

There are many ways how can we encourage our students to behave and work in the class in order to perform well. Here are the tips for the dear teachers on how to encourage students to behave inside the classroom.

  1. Act as if you expect pupils to be orderly from the first day on.
  2. Expect everyone’s attention before you start teaching. Stop when there is noise. Don’t teach over individual or group chatter.
  3. Don’t talk too much. After a while, you lose the student’s attention. Involve the students in activities, ask questions, pose problems, etc.
  4. Hold pupils accountable for abiding by rules.
  5. Be businesslike but friendly. It is important to smile, to have a sense of humor, and to be warm and supportive.
  6. Maintain your dignity. Pupils should know there are limitations in a teacher-pupil relationship. You may wish to establish an imaginary line or keep a psychological distance from your pupil.
  7. Treat minor disturbances calmly. Small incidents can be ignored verbally; a stern look or gesture will suffice. Know when to pass over a situation quickly without a fuss.
  8. Don’t wait until a class is out of control. When the pupil are restless, change the activity. When pupil is beginning to engage in disturbances, take measures to stop the behavior in the initial stages.
  9. Communicate with parents on a regular basis to learn about their management philosophies for purposes of support and follow up in the class.
  10. Document carefully all serious pupil behavior problems.

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