Occasionally, you may come across unforeseen, problematic behavior when you’re teaching. How you react and deal with the situation is important. Your students are constantly watching you and they’ll pick up on your reactions and apply them to situations that occur when they’re babysitting.
But how do you manage students? There’s a little phrase that you teach your students that also pertains to you: “Stay in control of yourself. Stay in control of the children.” You must always remain levelheaded, no matter what happens.
If a behavioral issue does arise, it’s strongly suggested that you use the same tips you teach students to guide you: provide comfort, distract, give choices, make a game, when…then, and take a break/start over:
Remember, as young teens, your students get restless and need to move around throughout the day. Make sure you’re utilizing the games and activities provided in the curriculum. The games are rooted in our program so students can actively participate and physically move around a bit. Both the games and skills practice allow students to review the content while still having fun.
Applying the behavior aid tips may help solve the problem of dealing with an unruly student. However, if a student continually disrupts your class, don’t hesitate to remove him, call his parents, and suggest that he take the class again when he’s more serious about it.
Finally, always respect your students and remain sensible if a problem situation does arise. Remember that even misbehaving young teens are sensitive, so you’ll want to avoid embarrassing them in front of their peers if you must correct their behavior. Safe Sitter® classes are meant to be enjoyable and insightful for all students. Do your best to manage classroom behavior so everyone can have fun!