Thursday, March 10, 2016

A New Challenge


Hello Everyone, I would like to share with you a new challenge with you. Many of you are or were a teacher, so maybe you can share your opinion about my concern. As you know I'm a teacher, a tutor who works at home. I have a student who is hyperactive or simply this is an excuse to say I don't care about studying English.  I think this is an excuse to hide a 13-year-old spoiled girl. I wish I could have this chance when I was young. A person who pays a teacher to help in her difficult subject. If I were her I certainly would want to face this trouble to feel a winner, but this didn't happen. I made everything to be a good teacher: games, songs, power point aids, speaking but this student refuses to be helped. I made a board game to help speaking and she loved it, but I cannot only play in class.
This week she started being standing and said she is hyperactive. What else can I do? This is a challenge that I want to win. 
Well, my knitting is going slow, but I didn't give up. I had to redo twice. 
Thanks in advance. Your opinion is welcomed. Wishing you a great time, Sandra xxx











A Duck in the Canal here


11 comments:

  1. A point/star/reward system sometimes works with the reward been the games that your student likes to play.

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    1. Thank you Mamasmercatile! This is a great idea.

      Cheers, Sandra xx

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  2. I find that a very little snack helps children concentrate. Perhaps you could suggest that to the mother?
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia! But the class is after lunch.

      Sandra xo

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  3. I think that the star/reward system is a brilliant idea as well. The village primary school, my nephew's children (they're ages 7 and 9) attend, gives out little cards with a special gold star and their name on them if they've tried hard with their work or been exceptionally well behaved in class and they are so proud of getting one. You have a hard job, because it's so difficult to make someone learn when they don't want to. Lots of luck. PS your knitting is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Molly! Your are right saying it is hard to teach someone who doesn't want to learn, specially a 13-year-old girl who is spoiled.

      Thanks for the knitting words. Sandra xo

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    1. Thank you Amy! I hope so. Sandra xo

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  5. I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your 13 year student. I've never been in that situation although I was a home tutor to children and young people who had special needs where I had to be very patient and find out their interests which I used in my lesson plans to get them interested in learning. I was also a private tutor to Japanese children who wanted to learn English and worked hard at it. It can be disheartening and also tiring for the teacher when a child doesn't want to learn. I hope the suggestions from other bloggers such as a reward system help and your sessions become more enjoyable and rewarding. Your knitting project looks lovely and is progressing well.

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  6. Hi Linda, you said the right word: disheartening. This is very disheartening because I have made a board game and she liked it, but I cannot play every class. The board game has verbs, tongue twister, idioms, spelling, etc. I'm trying to make a detective board game because the students can ask questions, but she also has to read a book at school. Many times I feel that I have not achieved my goal of teaching. This is disheartening.

    So, maybe the bloggers have had in such hard situations like that. Thanks a lot. Sandra

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  7. Have you the space or the time to do activities such as cooking with her, using conversation with weighing and measuring? Would that hold her interest? I used to , when teaching English to French adults, use role play also.

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