Written by: Michele Canola Rojas
How effective are our interventions? We always read about classroom management, we want to point out some questions that are not that simple, and will raise some reflection on our practice. We should ask ourselves about that when make INTERVATIONS during our day.
How does it affect the student’s motivation to learn? – Student, sit down, please. They do, they sit, but do they actually focus? Are we motivating them to behave and learn? That is so hard to say. Our student should engage in learning and participating as well. Our intervention should be effective in raising interest levels.
Our student should engage in learning and participating as well. Our intervention should be effective in raising interest levels.
Are we making interventions to the same students all the time? – Many times during the school routine, we tend to deliver lectures on how they should behave. That is something we should avoid. Lectures in the classroom about misbehavior may cause a general stress and kids tend to behave the way everybody else does. They do not have to know about every single little misbehave that happens in class, you must KNOW, they must NOT. Take care of it individually when it is possible. During breaks or other classes that you are not teaching. Talk individually to the students who need this special attention. Do we have to talk about things that happen in my class? Absolutely! We need to balance the amount of time we spend in classroom delivering speeches and lecturing about misbehavior.
Lectures in the classroom about misbehavior may cause a general stress, and kids tend to behave the way everybody else does.
After that, we thought about motivation. Is motivation productive, or we have to forget about it?
How does Motivation Affect Learning and Behavior? – Does it? Yes, It does. We always have in mind the students that misbehave on a daily basis, and we sometimes create this imaginary prototype of person, which is extremely dangerous. That motivation we put up there is subject motivation, small achievements, reading, etc., that does not mean that the teacher would behave like a clown all the time during the day. We should be open-minded and look for something new out there that teachers are doing and it is working out for them. The technology has a menu of articles, different points of views, educator’s experiences, and so on.
We should be open-minded and look for something new out there that teachers are doing and it is working out for them.
What type of motivation are we disserting? That could possibly be looking after this student’s achievements every day. Something good that would possibly come up and we must be ready for that. I once had a student that the only thing that he would positively do for a long time was to get his materials organized, and every week I would put a sticker on his diary: You are the king of organization. He was getting up on his feet day-by-day. One student may be highly interested in classroom subject matter and look for challenging class work, participate actively in class discussions, and earn high marks on assigned projects. Another student may be more concerned with the social side of school, interacting with classmates frequently; we do have many different types of students.