How to handle students

United States
December 10, 2007 3:41pm CST
This is a question for all of the teachers out there. How do you handle your students when they won't listen? Or they get smart with you? I send mine out of the room with a write up, but it doesn't seem to do any good. Any advice would be great!
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• Philippines
4 Jan 08
prepare some activities that will suite to the interest of your students..most of the teenagers would love to listen or to share with their own experiences about love, friendship and family...try integrating these topics to your lessons...i guarantee you it surely work.
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• United States
4 Jan 08
I tried doing that. Unfortunately, it didn't work. But thank you!
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
16 Dec 07
differrent country, different situation,here in myplace education is very important and students must learn very well.yes sometimes student are smarter with you,so some teachers have to bit them.they have their own stick but for my case i stare at them and they got my message.
• United States
16 Dec 07
Unfortunately in our country the students are allowed to get away with too much because we are not allowed to discipline them. Thank you for your response.
• United States
11 Dec 07
I'm not a teacher, But... I had a similar experience, though vice versa. We had a teacher in 10th grade who absolutely could not stand my science class. She was constantly sending us out of the room, to the office, etc. because we were not obedient. We didn't listen, we were not interested in following the work, etc.. Eventually, my friend and I got to know the teacher. We felt bad that the majority of the class was pretty rude, making her miserable, and getting in trouble. She asked out advice. From a students point of view, it was quite simple. 1, Make the materials interesting in a kid/teenager way. and 2, don't punish, but rather, give incentive to avoid the rebellious acts to begin with. I don't know how old the children you teach are, but you could have some type of sticker or point system, where ultimately, good behavior leads to a reward. Perhaps that will give the kids the motivation to follow your direction. Goodluck!
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• United States
13 Dec 07
The students I teach are all teenagers. The sticker/point system just might work though. I will give that some thought. I do try to make the work fun for them, but they just don't seem interested. Thank you for the advice!
• India
16 May 08
Generally students mind set is like to enjoy there life. students have more interest on love rather then life in future. They WILL not open the books till the date of exams is announced . THEY NEVER FOLLOW RULES , THE ONLY WEEKNESS OF STUDENTS IS FRIEND SHIP.. TO SUCCESED TEACH THEM AS FRIEIND AND BE AS FRIENDS RATHER THEN A STRICT TEACHER... I HOPE THIS WILL HELP U SIR....
• India
16 May 08
Students who won't listen in a class will be tackle in a smart way. First of all the teacher has to enquire about their behaviour with a polite way. then the teacher explain such students about the importance of the subject in our daily life and in the future. the teacher should tell the students if they not listen to me ,then you will be considered as illiterate people in future.After these explanations I think, they will listen to the subject. Here no strick rules should be followed by the teacher. The teacher should persuade the student to come to studies . They will definitely come in the coming days.
@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
14 May 08
I am not a teacher yet but an aspiring teacher..I am actually ongoing my degree course and intend to join teaching in about two years. My advise in this case would be to talk to the student well. That is, there must be some reason why the students are not listening. If this reason has been known then you simply have to apply the solution upon them. Understanding your students..I would better say understanding each of your students would be a great asset of a good teacher..if you are in a position to know each of your student well, then you will deal with this matter efficiently..but if you are not in such a position, try to discuss this matter with an open heart to all your students..bring in some emotions, remind them that you are working there because you have a hope of their success, show them how much you care for them..try to be more emotional and show them that you have a vision for them and that their future matters for you...if there are no change, then take things seriously, send a notice to all parents through the student's journal or diary and get this remark signed by the parents. If still no change, then apply some detention. And if finally, no change - then you will have to seek the help of the principal to make the students understand. But I think that if a teacher is friendly with his students, then there won't be such cases..therefore try to be much more friendly with your students and advance your work accordingly...best of luck:)