Deveolping Guidance Skills
Chapters 14,15 & 16
The Ongoing Process Of Guidance
Guidance in the classroom is ongoing, because children are unpreitdtable when it comes to their feelings and emotions. Us as teachers have to set good examples and guide them in the correct way after all, our personality triggers their behaviors.
Indirect Guidance: Outside factors that influence behavior
Direct Guidance: Nonverbal (physical) and verbal actions
Indirect vs. Direct Guidance Techniques
- Facial gestures (eye contact, smile etc.) Facial expressions can relay many messages and emotions to a child.
- Try addressing the group as a whole, not individually.
Positive guidance skills
- Use positive verbal guidance
- tell children what to do instead of what not to do
- Reinforce positive behavior
A: Get down to the child eye-level and speak in firm but gentle voice.
2. Why is speaking to a child at eye-level so important?
A: It doesn't make them feel like your towering over them, and it also lets you give them eye contact so they can pay attention.