All preschoolers teachers take different training to know the different tips of teaching like how to behave with children, how to calm down preschoolers. There is a time when you more focus on classroom management tips. According to the Early Childhood Education (ECE), classroom management has a very deep meaning as a whole. The main thing for preschooler teachers is to prepare ahead.
10 expert tricks for managing your preschool classroom
1. Organize your room strategically
A preschool classroom can be fairly confused, so the way you organize your classroom strategy is very important because it can help you to lead the effective learning is happening where children are positioned. According to Barbara Harvey, ECE professional and parenting educator. Also, there are certain tips, strategy, and tricks that you only learn from your experience when you teach, according to Barbara Harvey, ECE professional and parenting educator.
As a teacher, you have acknowledged that which activities and areas where students enjoy most, to participate as well as do not expose bad behavior. Also, you have better organize and manage preschooler when you spend some quality time with them. Also, try to do some unique things that grab the student’s attention.
2. Create an attention-grabber
Preschoolers classroom contain different toys, coloring charts, and different attractive things. Children are very attention sicker you grab their attention by doing some creative activity. In that time you can perform some physical motion.
A senior preschool teacher says that to grab the attention teachers should make a funny face and produce a funny sound to grab their attention. Then told them to perform the same action as you do. You can start with any silly things, loud sound and much more.
3. Make a plan for transitions
As preschoolers are very naughty and they do not stick to a certain position for some time. They have transitions much time in a day from one activity to another or from one place to another place. So as a teacher of the preschooler you need to have an alternative plan for these transitions.
Harvey suggested that use a countdown approach when you perform any activity or include this approach in your plan. This help children to acknowledge that time is about to over. Announcing loudly in the class that you were going to start the countdown from 10 to 1 and explain to the children after that we all shift toward the next activity. This approach helps children to understand the transition between activities to activity.
4. Create a puppet ‘friend’
Sometimes children need a change and boring with the same way of learning. Using puppet friend or finger-puppet to learn manners of the classroom and other moral values. Because sometimes children inspire from new things and they like to adopt thing that they do.
According to the Anna Boyer, assistant director and education specialist at Early Childhood Center. Once in a week, teachers should invite the puppet guest in the classroom in which they talk about on basic manners in the classroom and home. Preschoolers will enjoy a lot by doing this and teachers also find good impact after this in the classroom.
5. Use child-friendly labels
For energetic preschoolers now teacher do not worry about the mess they made. Allow your students to pick their messes themselves.
You can use a different label to represent various shelves in the classroom. So that students understand the meaning of these labels, use pictures that are related to the labels. Paste labels and pictures on shelves so that they put all the things in a right place after working or after playing with toys. By doing this child learns to keep an area clean, understand their responsibilities and improve their matching skills.
6. Refer to the routine
Uniformity is important for everyone, but when we talk about children it is much more important. If your preschoolers recognize their routine, they have a sense of responsibility to follow it.
Same thing is to happen in the classroom. Once they know a routine of the classroom that what teacher do first in the class then second and so on, then they behave according to it. Boyer says. When the children are in charge of expressive and act according to routines then you will no need to continuously remind and direct them.
7. Balance ‘active’ & ‘passive’ activities
A good preschooler teacher must design their schedule with the combination of both passive and active activities. Some activities will get children running and epinephrine and some activities are used to calm down children. Harvey says that teachers should balance between these two activities. The way you organized your activity are very matter to keep your preschoolers under control.
8. Create engaging curriculum
If you want to maintain a discipline in your classroom then design a good curriculum.
Engaging curriculum means if your curriculum includes reading a book then do not just simply read the book, do some creativity while reading the book. You can use the different voice, body gesture, charts and pictures to grab the student attention as well as it are also very attractive. You can also invite students to take part in the reading and try them with different voices. By doing this student hesitation will minimize.
9. Creatively manage crisis
When there is different behavior study in under the one roof. Then there is some issue also occurs. Sometimes you need o clam down a student but it does not mean to send children to the end of the chair but try something unique thing that transfers their mood.
A simple and cute trick to calm down children when they are angry is to put some colorful bubbles in any bottle or jar that you give them when they are angry. Boyer says that blowing bubbles help children automatically to cool down when they take a deep breath.
10. Enjoy your job!
Kids are naturally in-built and they follow the things of those people that they’re around. When you enjoy your job and give 100% in your job then directly you satisfying the children needs.