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Tips on Creating an Emotionally Safe Classroom for Your Students

Rosetta Williams

It doesn’t really matter how long you have been in the teaching job. You need to always look forward to doing something good and fruitful for your students. And I feel really happy that that I have tried to do it since the beginning of my career as a teacher. Now days whenever I visit a school, I try to re-establish the way of rewarding the teacher-student relationship. Even I suggest that you do the same.

It doesn’t matter whether your students know you or not. You still need to create the safe classroom ambience which will both challenge and nurture your students. I believe that every teacher can both purposely & intentionally create a safe place where all students are allowed for bringing their genuine selves to the classroom and expressing the opinions and thoughts which they hold. But how will you do this? Here are some of my tips on creating an emotionally safe classroom for their students:

  1. Keep the first few weeks of school simple:

Repeat the rules and schedule again and again. Once a student feels comfortable with the school day, you can more easily introduce flexibility and change.

  1. Be attuned to every kid’s overload point:

Help kids find some solitude and space when they appear to be overwhelmed.

  1. Be predictable in your interactions with kids:

It is crucial that you as a teacher keep your mood swings while being in a class in control.

  1. Find time during the day for quiet:

Solitude permits the brain for catching up and processing the new encounters of the day. This causes a better combination of better learning and new encounter.

  1. Keep the praise heavy and the first challenges light:

Encourage the children on the class with heavy praise at all occasions. This will boost their morale and at the same time will encourage the children to do well.

  1. Emphasise the necessity of proper bed rest and good nutrition:

Kids can’t learn when they are tired or hungry. It is our responsibility as a teacher to let the parents know that their kids require some decompression time at home after school.

  1. Never forget that you make all the differences:

The first experiences with school help reinforce a kid’s love and curiosity of learning. So, you need to create the social and emotional environment of safety which makes your classroom a place for ultimate learning.
Hope you have understood the aforementioned tips. If you are a teacher and need a teacher training expert, you can contact me anytime by visiting my official website.

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