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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Don’t label your students
Don't label students, let them shine and fill their world with color.
We all have students that misbehave, but it is not fair to
label them. Each student should be given the opportunity to improve his or her
behavior each day.
I've heard teachers label their students as bad, without
ever giving them the opportunity to change. (A word that shouldn't be used
When the student walks in class the first thing the teacher
says is “Don’t start that behavior” when the student is not even doing anything
I've overheard teachers say to other teachers and in front
of other students that they were glad a particular student didn't show up,
because their class was so much better without them.
And when the student does show up; you can tell by the
teacher’s expression; they don’t want them there. Imagine how that makes the
student and the parent feel.
Treating them that way, won’t make their behavior change; it
will only make it get worse.
I have also overheard teachers blame the student for doing
something that they were not even sure they did; then saying they probably did
it because "they do stuff like that all the time."
Imagine getting a traffic ticket every time you get in your
car, because the officer says he knows you are going to break the law, you did
it before, so why not just give you a ticket now.
Doesn't seem fair, does it? Well imagine how your students
feel when you don’t give them a chance to change their behavior, you label them
and they carry that label with them the entire time they are in your class.
They should be given an opportunity to improve, even if it’s a little bit.
This kind of labeling is damaging to our students; don’t
assume a child will always misbehave because they have done so in the past,
give them an opportunity to change. Let them see that you believe in them and
accept them for who they are, just as many others have accepted you for who you