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