Classroom conflicts

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 CLASSROOM  CONFLICT-

Classroom conflict is a general problem. Every teacher should be ready to face it.

  • As a teacher, we should be supportive, encouraging, and respectful of student ideas in the classroom. We should provide them proper space to put their views, we should correct their wrong answers, we should point out their academic weaknesses but we should never discourage our students.
  • We should always listen to our students carefully and we should respond to them properly whenever they offer an idea.
  • We should not dismiss a weak or incorrect idea immediately, we should ask our pupil to clarify it using the class material. Often, they can talk their way into a more thoughtful response.
  • We can try some funny things in the classroom to engage our students but we should know that this act require extra care as it can easily be misunderstood

We are also less likely to fall into conflict with our pupils if we resolve any mixed feelings we have about our superiority as a teacher. Students expect us to set clear boundaries and to hold them to their academic responsibilities.

TRICKS FOR MANAGING CHALLENGES-

Arguments in Class

When arguments erupt in class, or when a pupil makes any wrong comment, our role as the teacher is to save the learning atmosphere of our classroom. This task is two-fold: Read more

Teaching Maths-Classroom discussions

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Teaching Mathematics is an art but there are certain factors about it that we can learn and improve our academic delivery.

Creating productive classroom discussions is one of them

Lecture method may work very well for some subjects but not all the time in  Mathematics classes.
Engaging students by constantly asking them some questions is a nice method but only when the explanation and the questions are Mathematical. Reasoning and justifying are good habits of mind but they are only productive if they are based on Mathematical theories.
Creating a productive classroom discussion is probably the most difficult part of Mathematics teaching. I suggest five methods for moving beyond Lecture methods in teaching Mathematics.
I have always tried to practice these methods in my own teaching whether with students or with teachers and I have found them very useful

1. Predict the Pupils’ Responses of Mathematics
All the teachers should know about each and every student how he/she is going to react to the instructional tasks(s) that they are asked to work on. Read more