did I mention that today is my pay day???
eh so how did it go? managed to control the kids? did anything scary or totally un-mojopish to freak the kids out?
the energy level of the kids are way too high.
my P says that it takes 3 mths to get them fully settled down and really understand them.
what surprised me today was that one of the hyperactive boys was actually helping me to teach some of the students who are interested in learning but just can't hear me due to the amount of noise the other students were creating.
For that, I praised him.
and I intend to give him some form of treat to acknowledge the help he provided to his classmates.
Very carefully measured time spent showing that student that his/her opinions and he/she matters goes a lot further than just treats.
JMO hor ... if yu observe carefully, very few people actually listen to my cerebral diarrhea. Hehehehe!
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 12th September 2008 at 10:51 PM.
for some reason when mojopy mentioned treats...
i get this mental image of her throwing a bone shaped doggy biscuit treat into the mouth of a slobbering skinny boy... and he'll lunge up from his seat to catch the treat in his jaws too....
and mojopy will be like
sooo quiet, again ... MSN orgy?
But, I need to check with the form teacher if they have closed the reward for the school year. When the students does something good that represents one of the 4 school values, teachers can reward them with star points. then at a certain time, for a certain amount of star points, they can exchange it for some book vouchers i think. students with better star points are present on stage to receive their badge.
my idea of treat is not food treat but something educational or useful for the students.
of course, if i really cannot find, den just praise him in front of the whole class during my next lesson with them
most of the boys are in one gang with him one lah.
the surprising thing was that while the rest of his friends were misbehaving in class, he was helping others at one corner with the activity worksheet i gave out.
something must have struck his behaviour at that time