This week’s Tuesday Topic comes from Lydia.
This is my second year teaching First Grade. I have had a lot of experience with children with many different needs both in my parents’ home, camps, and educational settings. However, there is a particular student in my class this year who comes from “hard places” and I am struggling to set him up for behavioral success. His behaviors are very impulsive and he struggles to stay on task. In addition, he is very defiant and often refuses to obey the simplest requests. Stealing food and lying occur as well. My typical behavior management tricks do not work with him.
All this to say, regardless of the particular child’s behaviors, what advice would you as a parent give to an educator who is caring for your child and wants them to succeed but is struggling to help that child while simultaneously teaching the rest of the class? Or are there any tricks you have learned from exceptional educators?
I love that Lydia is asking these questions. Her heart is for this child, as well as her other students.
What has worked for your kids? What hasn’t? If you’re an educator, what tips can you share?
Please take a moment to offer some thoughts and words of encouragement to Lydia. Not only will she benefit, but the rest of us will learn something too.
I’m ready for more Tuesday Topic questions! If you have a Tuesday Topic you would like me to post, email it to me at email@example.com Please put “Tuesday Topic” in the subject line; it will help me stay organized. I’m so glad to be posting new questions (almost) weekly again!
I hope to hear from you today.
encourage one another,