Here are 21 different strategies to incorporate into your classroom in order to promote positive guidance in your school. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these include setting appropriate age limits (which includes being understanding of children who are still learning a task [such as potty training] to make some mistakes and not lost patience when it is not mastered completely), and being an active listener, encouraging two-way communication and providing support and feedback as necessary.
Tips for positive guidance in the classroom are the following: teamwork, starting the day off right, and guiding students to have smooth transitions throughout the day. These will help students understand from the start to end of each day that they are supported and cared for. Positive guidance must be consistent, and not just offered when negative behavior is shown. This consistency will help children make better choices, with kindness and respect in mind.
In this five page article, several positive guidance techniques are highlighted. But most importantly, valuing the opinions of children is essential, explaining rules in a way students understand, and validating children's opinions and feelings will help students to feel comfortable with their discipline and eager to learn.
In taking a look at a common issue that may arise in your classroom, it is important to assess the situation and not let your emotions get the best of you. It is easy to become overwhelmed and make a snap decision. But it is essential to understand both sides of the story without jumping to conclusions. Then, speak to the students about what went wrong and ways to overcome or solve the situation in the future by making good choices and reviewing other ways to resolve it.
Everyone has been faced with a challenging situation in which students misbehave or fail to follow directions effectively. But there are plenty of ways to promote positive behaviors in your classroom. Starting at minute 11, the first tip is to provide appropriate expectations. Next, positive communication is key. Third, offer a few choices to the child. The final two tips are to teach ways to express emotions, and to look for humor in every situation; realize you are the adult.