How can we help difficult students become cooperative class members?
We recently invited the ISR community to share their impressions of classroom discipline in international schools. Here’s a synopsis of what teachers had to say:
• Powerful parents and school board members have influence far beyond what many of us have experienced prior to teaching overseas.
• Job-ending results for disciplining the “wrong” child may be the outcome for an International Educator’s earnest efforts. See article
Several techniques to help difficult students become cooperative class member have been suggested: Handing a yellow card to a student, much as they do in professional soccer matches, works for some educators. Emphasizing a child’s positive attributes in order to begin a conversation with parents about their child’s poor behavior, is another.
Specifically, what techniques work for you that the rest of us can benefit from knowing about? Do you have a difficult situation and need advice? This is the place to ask for it.