1 day ago THE head teachers' union has applauded a planned strike by school pupils who will walk out of lessons on Friday over climate change. 1 day ago Fury as headteachers BACK pupil strike that will see thousands of schoolchildren A nationwide school strike over climate change has been. 15 hours ago Outrage as head teachers support pupil strike over climate change. News UK Today Published on Feb 11, SUBSCRIBE 4 More.
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Pupils in more than 30 towns and cities across the UK are set to take part in the day of action on Friday. THE head teachers' union has applauded a planned strike by school pupils who will walk out of lessons on Friday over climate change. Thousands of pupils set to be absent on 15 February, putting schools on the spot. Thousands of school pupils across the UK could pour out of their classes this Friday for a nationwide 'strike' over climate change.
The protest, dubbed the UK Day of action branded 'truancy' and 'recipe for disorder,' but union says it could be 'important and valuable' life experience. Thousands of pupils are expected to walk out of school on Friday in at least 38 locations across the UK including Exeter, Cardiff and Southampton.
School students striking for climate change want adults to join them for a global event on March 15, and organisers say they already have support from a Get the Android app. Get the iOS app. Up next on r4today: Thousands of school children are planning to walk out of lessons on Friday in a 'strike' to protest over climate change. Students are going on strike around the world to demand action on climate change, in a movement led almost entirely by teenage girls.
Local coverage from Glasgow. The Hallway Behavior problems often occur when students line up and walk through the halls. That is not the time to relax rules or lessen efforts to maintain discipline. Eight tips for keeping order in line.
Hitting or Threatening a Teacher When responding to a child who has hit or threatened a teacher, the first goal is to ensure that he doesn't do it again. Eight tips for dealing with a child who strikes or threatens the teacher. Homework Homework is a frequent source of tension among teachers, students, and parents. The challenge is to encourage students to take homework seriously, and to not spend time dealing with homework stragglers.
Inclusion With the current trend toward inclusion -- placing special-education students in regular classes -- educators often find themselves teaching students with problems they have little preparation for dealing with. The Playground Behavior problems on the playground present opportunities to teach students important lessons about sportsmanship, kindness, conflict resolution, and respect for property.
Specials, Part 1 Regular classroom teachers aren't the only educators who confront behavioral problems. Teachers of special subjects, such as art, music, and physical education also face disciplinary issues. Specials, Part 2 Structure and limits are important educational tools; tools that give rise to a climate in which creativity can emerge and flourish.
Seven more tips for establishing order in phys ed, music, art The Substitute An outsider with no personal connection with the students, a substitute has all of a teacher's responsibilities, but little of the authority. Six tips for preparing your classroom and your students for your absence. Teasing Preventing Teasing can result in anxiety and low self-esteem, affect academic performance, and even escalate to physical conflict.
Ken Shore offers six tips for preventing teasing in your classroom. Toileting Accidents When a student wets or soils himself or herself , it is critical that you deal with the incident in a way that is sensitive to the student's emotional well-being, while preserving her dignity and self-esteem. Vandalism, Part 1 Vandalism in schools can take a variety of forms. Teachers who pay attention to the reasons for vandalism can play an important role in preventing it. Vandalism, Part 2 For some students, vandalism is a way of expressing anger or frustration.
For others, it is a way of impressing peers. Whatever its reason, even minor vandalism can markedly drain a district's financial resources. The Aggressive Student In dealing with an aggressive student, you want to send a strong message that aggressive behavior will not be tolerated while helping the student develop more appropriate ways of settling disputes.
The Angry Student, Part 1 At some point, almost every student becomes angry in school. Anger isn't a problem as long as the student expresses feelings appropriately.
It is a problem if the anger is expressed in a way that is hurtful or disruptive. The Angry Student, Part 2 An angry student might display his temper in a variety of ways. He also might trigger feelings of anger and frustration in you. Six more tips for dealing with an angry student. The Annoyer Students "bother" their classmates in a variety of ways: Whatever form the bothering takes, you might need to get involved.
The Arguer If you have an argumentative student in class, you can spend considerable time debating, justifying, and explaining every decision. That diverts you from lessons and can lead to similar behavior in other students. Asthma Asthma symptoms and accompanying anxiety can hinder concentration on schoolwork and give rise to emotional difficulties. Eight tips to help minimize the effects of the asthma on students' academic and social success.
The Backtalker A student who speaks to the teacher in a disrespectful manner undermines the teacher's authority; the disrespect becomes more serious if other students begin to follow suit. Six tips for dealing with the backtalker. The Chair Tipper Nothing is more unsettling than watching a student tip back in his chair, teetering on the brink of a dangerous fall. Before you can break a student of that risky habit, you need to make him aware of what he's doing.
The Chatterer Some students just love to talk -- and their talking can become contagious. To gain quiet, you need to pay attention to the nature of your instruction, as well as to the structure in your classroom. The Chronic Complainer Some students seem to find fault with everything. They gripe about homework, food in the lunchroom, their seat in the classroom, and comments of other students.
Eight tips for dealing with chronic complainers. The Class Clown Almost every class has a clown. For a teacher, such a student rarely is a laughing matter, however. His antics disrupt the class, distract his classmates, and interfere with the days lessons. For some students, frequent crying is less a reaction to what is happening than an effort to get a reaction.
Crying episodes interfere with lessons, distract others, and cost valuable teaching time. They must be addressed. The Disorganized Student Elementary teachers must recognize the importance of teaching organizational skills. Such skills will be essential in middle school, when students will be expected to keep track of their assignments and school responsibilities with little teacher assistance.
Ken Shore offers eight tips for teaching organization skills. The ESL Student ESL students present many challenges for teachers, including teaching them academic skills, supporting their English proficiency, helping them adjust to the school setting, and helping them adapt to the American culture.
Eight tips for dealing with an ESL student. Some students practice forgetfulness with almost religious zeal. If you have students who are memory challenged, you can find yourself spending considerable time tending to their needs, often at the expense of classroom lessons.
Seven tips for dealing with forgetful students. The Gum Chewer Educators have differing views about whether students should be allowed to chew gum in school. Whatever your views might be, your efforts to deal with the issue should interfere with classroom lessons as little as possible. Six tips for dealing with in-school gum chewers.
The Hyperactive Student The challenge in working with hyperactive students is to balance their needs with the needs of your other students. Ken Shore offers nine tips for dealing with hyperactive students. The Messy Student It's not hard to identify a messy student.
His desk and his backpacks are dead giveaways, and he spends much of his day searching for supplies and redoing lost work. Eight tips for helping the messy student clean up his act. The "Noise Maker" Students make noise in a variety of ways -- they tap their pencils, click their tongues, sing a song, crack their knuckles Some of the noises can drive you and your other students to distraction. Five tips for dealing with the classroom "noise maker. The Note Passer Passing notes is a time-honored method of classroom communication.
Although not a serious problem, it suggests that the students are not paying attention. Note passing also can disrupt lessons and trigger conflict. Six tips for dealing with classroom note passers. The Overly Dependent Student: The goal in working with an overly dependent student is to help him become more self-reliant and develop more trust in his own judgment.
That requires that a teacher communicate expectations and set firm limits on student-teacher interactions. Five tips for dealing with an overly dependent student. The Perfectionist Students who are perfectionists set impossibly high standards for themselves and become frustrated when they fail to meet them. According to the perfectionist's code, failure is simply not an option. Six tips for dealing with the classroom perfectionist. The Pouter Pouting is a student's way of communicating displeasure.
The best way to help a pouting child get over her anger is to respond mildly -- or not at all. Seven tips for dealing with a student who pouts. The Rude Student The basic mission of school is to teach children the three R's, however a fourth R merits teachers' attention as well.
That R stands for respect. Five tips for dealing with rude or disrespectful behavior. The School-Phobic Student The problem of school phobia requires immediate attention. Prolonged absence from school can result in significant academic and social difficulties. In addition, the longer a student is absent from school, the greater his anxiety about returning is likely to become -- and the harder it will be to get him back.
Eight tips for dealing with a school-phobic student. The Seatwork Slacker When responding to a student who doesn't complete in-school assignments, you first need to figure out why she is not completing the seatwork. Does she understand the directions? Can she do the work? Is she demonstrating poor time management or a lack of motivation? Nine tips for getting successful seatwork from all students. The Shy Student The shy child is anything but a discipline problem. While many of her classmates work hard to get attention, the shy child works equally hard to avoid it.
Six tips for bringing out the best in shy students. The Socially Isolated Student All children need a connection with their peers. Not only are socially isolated children denied the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to develop and maintain friendships, their schoolwork also can be affected as their attention drifts to social concerns.
Six tips for helping the socially isolated student form peer relationships. The Spitter Few behaviors are more unappealing than spitting. The challenge for a teacher with a student who spits is to stop the spitting, while giving minimal attention to the student's behavior.
Five tips for dealing with a student who spits. The Student Who Calls Out Calling out is one of the more common problems teachers encounter in the classroom -- and one of the easiest to manage. Six tips for dealing with students who consistently fail to raise their hands before speaking. The Student Who Cheats When deciding how to respond to students who cheat, you need to think not just about punishing the behavior, but also correcting it. Failing to focus on the reasons for cheating can simply create more crafty cheaters.
Five tips for dealing with a student who cheats. When they do, it can be a simple distraction or a symptom of a larger problem. Six tips for dealing with the sleepy student. The Student Who Leaves Young students who leave the classroom without permission generally do so because they are upset about something, they want to go somewhere more appealing, or they are trying to get attention.
Tips for dealing with students who leave the classroom without permission. The Student Who Lies Most children lie sometimes. Although an occasional lie is not a reason for serious concern, teachers should be concerned about a student who lies frequently. Ken Shore offers eight tips for dealing with students who lie. The Student Who Steals When responding to a theft, you have three goals: Seven tips for dealing with a student who steals.
The Student Who Swears Profanity has become increasingly common in the casual conversations of adults. That does not mean, however, that you have to tolerate its use by your students. Ken Shore offers seven tips for dealing with students who swear. The Student with Attention Deficit Managing Almost every classroom includes at least one student with an attention deficit. A child with an attention deficit can pose serious classroom management problems and take up a considerable amount of instructional time.
Seven tips for dealing with a student with an attention deficit. The Student with Attention Deficit Teaching Students with attention deficits often have problems focusing, low frustration tolerance, and organizational and learning difficulties. In fact, about one of every three students with an attention deficit disorder also exhibits a learning disability. Seven tips for teaching students with attention deficits.
The Student with Low Self-Esteem When working with children with low self-esteem, the challenge is to restore their belief in themselves, so they'll persevere in the face of academic challenges.
That means showing appreciation for the things they do well, expressing confidence that they will improve in areas in which they don't do well, and adapting instruction so every student experiences success. The Student with Math Anxiety Students with math anxiety have confidence in only one thing -- that they can't do it. The teacher needs to prove to those students that they can do it, convincing them -- through a variety of successful experiences -- that they are more capable than they think.
Nine tips for banishing math anxiety from your classroom. The Student With Poor Hygiene Habits If a child does not learn good hygiene by the time she leaves elementary school, she likely is in for a rough time in middle and high school. Discover five tips for helping a student with poor hygiene. The Student with Poor Listening Skills Telling a student with poor listening skills to "pay attention" is not sufficient to solve the problem.
Teachers can, however, promote good listening skills by varying the ways in which they communicate, and by making subtle changes in the classroom setting. Eight tips for dealing with students with poor listening skills.
The Student with Special Needs In choosing how to respond when a student with special needs presents behavioral problems, teachers need to consider what underlies the behavior, and provide the student with appropriate support and guidance. Seven behavior management tips for students with special needs. The disorder can present classroom management concerns for the teacher and self-esteem and peer acceptance issues for the student. Suicide Threats Elementary school children sometimes make comments or behave in a way that suggests they feel like killing themselves.
If you have a student who is exhibiting such signs, you need to take action. Eight tips for dealing with a student who threatens suicide. The Tattler Elementary students are quick to tattle. Dealing with every report would seriously interfere with your teaching, and yet you do want to make sure you're told if a student is in physical or emotional danger. The following strategies will help you spend your time teaching while still safeguarding your students. Seven tips for stopping tattling.
The Tardy Student Some students are late for school for reasons beyond their control. Some students arrive late because of choices they've made. And some students are late because they like the attention.
Ken Shore offers seven tips for dealing with the habitually tardy student. The Tease Students need to know that teachers will protect them from teasing. You need to send a strong message that ridicule will not be tolerated in your classroom, and then be alert for signs of ridicule. Ken Shore offers eight tips for dealing with teasing. The Unmotivated Student The unmotivated student is the one whose attitude toward schoolwork screams, "I don't care! He is content with just getting by.
When working with an unmotivated student, you first have to convince him that he can be successful, and then you must figure out how to capture his interest. The Whiner Few behaviors are more annoying to teachers than whining.
The student who constantly responds in a shrill, high-pitched voice can annoy even the most tolerant teacher. Seven tips for dealing with students who whine. Cyberbullying Cyberbullying -- sending humiliating or threatening messages or images through a computer or cell phone -- is a new and growing form of bullying that has emerged with the advent of technology. And it's a problem that schools must deal with.
Dealing with Victims Just as bullies warrant your attention, so too do their victims. Your success in counseling those victims will depend largely on your ability to establish trust in the face of embarrassment and reluctance to talk about what happened.
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