BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - 29
VOICES FROM THE
Q. What is your favorite
tip to share when it comes
to dealing with negative
behaviors in the classroom?
Director of Branding
International Institute of
Takara International Nail College
Rule #1: Get the class involved. Have everyone participate in setting/reinforcing class rules.
Rule #2: Come up with a nice reward at the end of the
week so the class has something to look forward to...
reinforcing good behaviors. Like a fun class project.
Rule #3: Remind the class that everyone learns more
when everyone is on the same page & we are a team.
Rule #4: Have fun & remind everyone they are important...they each have strengths that add to the class.
Do an exercise that allows everyone to talk about each
other's strengths...it's a big morale booster.
New Beginning College of
I like to turn those negative behaviors into positive learning opportunities. Reminding
our students what is their goal they want to achieve
when they began this career directs them to looking
into the future at where they could be. Help them visualize that in their minds then let them visualize the
negative behaviors, such as not being prepared for
class or coming in late, are behaviors that direct them
away from their goal. One idea is to let them write their
goals down at the very beginning of their time at the
school. Orientation is a perfect time. Have them hold
on to them or you keep them. When those negative
behaviors arise, bring those goals they wrote and ask
them how they are doing on achieving those goals.
Coach them in the right direction. Everyone needs
There are few students whose behavior
is negative in our school as they decide
to come to our school to be a nail professional. They study
and practice hard seriously in order to achieve their professional goals.
However, to establish order from the beginning we set
school rules that we ask our students to abide by and
respect. We talk about these rules with them at the start of
the semester. If they break school rules, they will be suspended from school or we will make them drop out.
Consistency is important on how
you handle each occurrence, even small
disruptions in class. Students will take
notice of inconsistencies. Ask your students how they would handle the situation if they were the
Instructor. How would they like to see the issue resolved,
asking this gives students some ownership.
Advanced Esthetics Instructor
New York Institute of Beauty
New York City, NY
Classroom management is often the
most difficult item to master as an
Educator. There are two 'tricks of the trade' I rely on and
have found are highly effective to manage negative behaviors in my classroom. I often find if a single student is distracted keeping the student engaged is key. Call upon the
student, and question them on the topic being discussed.
Getting them away from the distraction and inviting them to
interact. If they cannot answer, I will have them read directly
from the textbook. This way they are receiving attention
and gently reminded that their participation is required. If
many students are distracted, then it's time for the "Zen
Moment!" This means changing the atmosphere of the
entire room for just a few minutes. This includes soft music,
dim lights and few minutes of deep breathing and stretching. The Pitta or Fire Element is thus under control!
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