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3 ways to reach students with behavioural challenges

The most difficult student in your classroom may struggle to complete academic work on time, stay organized, listen to directives, or find a way to get other students distracted and off-task.
Remembering that behaviours have an underlying cause and are used to communicate something helps us not to take anything personally. Just as you teach academics and study skills to your students, replacement behaviors must be taught and reinforced throughout the year as well.

Why is it important for teachers to have good communication skills?

The art of communication involves listening and speaking as well as reading and writing. Teachers need to be highly skilled in all these areas to excel in their profession. Proficient communicators receive information, understand and synthesize it and express themselves at a high level. They make excellent teachers because they are able to transmit knowledge, skills and values at the same time they communicate their caring for the students entrusted to their care. They help motivate students to learn.

Top 10 qualities of a great preschool teacher

Being a preschool teacher is a tough job that doesn’t usually entail the type of social (let alone financial) respect it should. Throw in a demanding and sometimes fussy bunch of parents (and oh yeah, their kids) and you will find classrooms led by the few, the proud, the brave, the preschool teachers.
Finland seems to have bucked the global teacher-undervaluation trend through clever use of what they call “academic sauna.”

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