Diversity and Team Building Speaker Tip
Motivational Youth Keynote Speaker Tip #1: Establishing A Code Of Conduct
At the beginning of each year, students and teachers are supplied with a revised institutional code. In it, you will find the district’s policies for student behavior and discipline. Using this as a guide, prepare a behavioral code of conduct that can be discussed and posted in your classroom. This exercise will even benefit a classroom of younger students who have not yet learned to read if you ‘translate’ each rule into simple, easy to remember words, and recite them together. Be prepared to answer any questions your student might have, as well as, discuss why each guideline is important.
Motivational Youth Keynote Speaker Tip #2: Dealing With Discipline
You will inevitably be faced with disciplinary problems. While establishing a classroom code of conduct each school year, make certain your students understand the consequences of misbehavior. Discipline procedures are, of course, governed by district policies, so become familiar with appropriate measures for dealing with disturbances and unacceptable behavior. As you get to know the dynamic of your class, you’ll be better able to design a plan of action that is tailored to their needs.
While a second chance can be warranted in certain circumstances, not following through with stated consequences will only undermine your authority. It is also important to remember to discipline consistently for every infraction no matter when it happens or who has behaved inappropriately. It is never okay to show favoritism to any student.
Motivational Youth Keynote Speaker Tip #3: Establishing A Routine
Children thrive in structured environments. If you don’t allow time between activities for their mind to wander, you’ll have a better chance of keeping them focused on you and engaged in the lesson. Start each morning by meeting your students at the door and welcoming them to class. For those who arrive early, encourage them to try a puzzle or coloring page you’ve set out for them. At the beginning of each class, go over the schedule for the day so that your students know what to expect. In these instances, routine doesn’t equate to boring, but offers your students a sense of security in knowing what to expect.