children

As a teacher, ask your learners how they’re doing

The lockdown has certainly flipped many situations, scenarios and routines upside down. We’ve had to adjust to a life where we are confined to the walls of our homes. Dashing to the shops may spike anxiety levels, and the uncertainty of when all of this will end is still unknown to us all. We’ve heard speculations, but we’re not really sure.

Instead of: they’re just looking for attention

How often do we take a step back and try to find out why children behave the way they do? Do we tend to lash out and get upset about their behaviour, or are we willing to give the child a chance and try to understand why they’re behaving in this manner?