The personal touch. How to connect with your students * Maintaining professional boundaries* Getting involved beyond the classroom * Letting them know you care * Combining academics with relationship By Karen m. Cline. Five Love Languages of Teenagers. by Gary Chapman.
How to connect with your students * Maintaining professional boundaries* Getting involved beyond the classroom * Letting them know you care * Combining academics with relationship
By Karen m. Cline
Five Love Languages of Teenagers
by Gary Chapman
WORDS OF AFFIRMATION Proverbs 18:21“The tongue has the power of lifeand death and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
“Thanks for your hard work”
“You did your best”
Treat them with respect
Go to as many outside events for them that you can (ball games, etc)
Care about the things they care about (try to find lessons, books, activities that go along with their interests)
Celebrate with them (birthdays, Christmas, good news)
Help them through a rough patch
Pray with them and for them
Be transparent and share personal stories with them (of course, when appropriate)
I would say to start off strict to gain respect of your students and to establish a productive environment and then let loose after you have already earned respect. It is so much easier to do it this way than the opposite. Children look for expectations and limits and are successful when they are clear.
I think just being able to relax and hang out with kids goes a long way with them…being interested in their lives (and knowledgeable about “teenager stuff”). And I’ve found that checking back in with kids once they’ve shared things with me is really important…shows them that you’ve remembered them and that you care.
Show positive reinforcement and recognition in the classroom…
Also…don’t try to be a “friend”…maintain a professional stance, but let them know that you care
I go to their sports games: football, baseball, basketball, volleyball etc
Have time to “chat”
Ask questions to find out about them and then LISTEN
Interest yourself in the students interest. Ask them questions??? Take time to listen and respect their opinions
Food, Fun, Fellowship.
Take yourself out of the “teacher” environment.
The best advice I can think of is to treat the students the way I want my daughter to be treated. Be willing to go the extra mile when you can.
Accepting them for who they are, and not comparing them to other students.
Mrs. Jennifer Smith
Mr. Ken Sirmans
Got right to work
Ask thought provoking ?s
Firm but friendly
How am I Using What I Learned in my Classroom?
I am taking the time to get to know my students by asking them questions, going to their events, and interacting with them outside of the classroom. I am praying regularly for them and about our relationships asking God to give me insight and sensitivity.
This project was helpful in that much of what my colleagues shared, I am already doing and have over the years, so it was an encouragement.
I have fallen in love with teaching high school students.