Teaching is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. The teacher is expected to be fair and just at all times. Considering the fact that no two people are alike, a teacher has to treat the whole set of children in the class alike, despite their varying behaviours.
Children have delicate minds. Their emotions and feelings have to be handled with care. In a classroom, the difference between the children varies on a large scale. This results in a lot of hurdles that a teacher has to look out for in order to avoid being partial or hurting a child's feelings.
Let us look into the problems and solutions for some of the challenges the teachers face while evaluating students...
The learning capability
* The learning capability:
Each student has a different level of learning capacity. When it comes to dealing with the slow-learners, one has to begin with understanding the reason why the student is finding it difficult to understand. Once this is understood, a suitable solution can be thought about to overcome the same.
* The behaviour:
Each child has a different attitude towards life. Some are positive and some are negative. The reasons could be the environment that they are raised in.
- For those students who look at the wrong side of life, begin by identifying what is causing them to think in the negative terms.
- Build motivation and inject positivity into these students' mind.
- Have a meeting with the student's parents. Discuss the issue and ask them what they can do from their end to sort it out.
- If the parents are unable to help, seek assistance from your peers who may help you out in dealing with such students.
* The emotions:
Each child's feelings for things vary. The challenge arises while dealing with students who are timid, shy, scared, or anxious etc. These kind of students fear to dare. They will be unable to achieve anything they set out to do due to lack of confidence and misconception.
- Address their issues, hear them out.
- Allow these students to express themselves.
- Encourage them to stand up for themselves, teach them how to be confident and how to learn things in the right manner.
Multiple intelligence levels
* Multiple intelligence levels:
The classroom will consist of varied levels of intelligence.
- Never insult a student who hasn't performed well in the exams or is having difficulty in understanding the lesson. The moment the students are humiliated in front of their peers it will have an adverse effect on their development.
- Conversely, never praise a student who tops the class, instead appreciate the efforts and keep up their spirits to keep performing.
Student life is all about being constantly under evaluation.
- Do not let this phase of their lives be full of pressure and stress.
- Find different methods to evaluate the students according to their caliber. But do not specify that one student is better than the other outrightly.
- Never compare them and let them know how good or how bad someone is.
- Understand that each child is different and appreciate them for what they are and take up the responsibility to make them better.
These are a few challenges the teachers face and what they can adopt to overcome the issues. Remember to consider the effects the parents, peers, other members of the staff etc. have on the students while evaluating them. It will make things easier for both you and the child to come up with a workable solution.
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