Did you know that a smart classroom management strategy helps in improving student-teacher and parent relationships? This is a lesser-known fact because not every institution has been using smart classrooms. With the present-day ERP, adapting virtual platforms and smart classes is a requirement and not an option.
ERP full form is enterprise resource planning, it is the core set of rules and guidelines given by school administration that helps in formulating teaching strategies for all mediums, offline and online. Experienced teachers, professors, and educationists recommend focusing on improving the ERP first if they have to create student-centric institutions.
Here are a few ways to build long lasting student teacher relationships with the help of smart classroom management strategies;
Create participatory and mutual environments
Effective teaching comes only when every child is participating in the teaching method. Participation comes in various ways, sometimes they might answer questions, and other times they simply pause gestures which help students in recognizing which students are truly paying attention. Students participate only when there is something interesting happening in their class. With constant involvement in class activities, they not only get better at the subject but also gain confidence and practice their abilities, addressing weaknesses and working on strengths.
When teachers help students to participate and acknowledge their efforts of participation, it strengthens their relationship.
It is natural to have some friction between students and teachers because students can dislike teachers. They are not fully aware of their moral values, and neither are they wise enough to realize that disliking a teacher is not going to help their progress. However, teachers are in the moral position to understand what the harmful side effects of friction can bring forward. First, they develop foul relationships with students, and second, they observed a drop in student progress.
Then students don’t like teachers, their natural response is either to not pay attention to what they teach or to willingly not absorb the information being taught. They are also reluctant to complete homework and assignments on time, and teachers have to put up a great deal of effort just to get some good results out of them in their final grade. The student might not realize these harmful long lasting effects in the long run due to our sour relationship, but it becomes clear only when it’s too late for them.
As a professional teacher, here are some tips to avoid friction with students;
- Avoid using strategies that might cause friction with students in the classroom, making it difficult to manage behaviors of students. For example, some educators like to change the seating arrangement to minimize disruptions, and students still make a lot of noise out of spite. Instead of this strategy they can try being polite and bringing to their notice how disrupting classes is not harming the teacher, but the students themselves.
- Don’t give into commenting negatively, and giving disruptive feedback in the heat of the moment. Some teachers are too tempted and give in to their frustration in between classes, trying to punish students, and making them regret behaving in a certain way. They deal with the problem temporarily but in the long run, this student does not automatically become a better child through the punishment. An alternative to this approach would be to be as generous and kind as possible, putting an end to the cycle of anger and frustration. When students realize that their misbehaviors are not getting to the teacher, they lose interest in behaving that way.
- Shun away favoritism, especially for class toppers. Liking and helping out the class Topper too much demotivates other students in the classroom and stagnates the educators’ line of communication with them.
Rely on classroom plans
Every teacher has set aside a schedule, objectives, and plans for the class. The family does this at the beginning of each session and keeps making changes according to the present progress status of the children. A classroom plan must also include the creation of positive and reliable relationships. This is enough to constantly remind the educator of areas of priority and keep focusing on them. It is common for teachers to forget about building a relationship with students because they are more focused on finishing the syllabus and providing learning material. But with a classroom plan, they can stay right on track!