A positive mindset is something that is required for any kind of activity. Be it organizing something or doing some task, or merely learning. The starting point of a human’s life, learning, also requires a positive mindset for a better understanding and efficient implementation of the knowledge acquired.
Stress is one of the main problems that students face during school. To reduce distress and anxiety majority of girls boarding schools in India conduct various cultural activities to make students’ minds positive. A positive mindset helps to eradicate stress in students’ minds.
It becomes essential for the teacher to maintain a positive environment in his/her classroom among the students. This gesture will lead to better education for the students. We’ve got a few tips on how teachers can try to build a positive ambiance in their classrooms.
Tips to building a positive environment in the classroom:
1. Check your style – as a teacher, you must have a detailed look at your personality and the way you interact with everyone. Then you need to bring a positive approach to all your actions. Merely directing someone to do something is not enough. If the students see you glowing with positive energy, they’ll be more likely to inherit it from you naturally.
Regarding positivity in the classroom, what you can do is regulate the way you react to your student’s mistakes. Rather than scolding or even using slight words to discourage them, always lift their energy by giving alternate solutions to rectify the mistake. It’ll then become natural to the students that they must always thrive to improve rather than go on a guilt trip. Further, don’t react to their mischiefs like a typical professor; instead, have a little fun with them on it, then again bring them back to studies. This cycle of fun and studies will create a unique bond between you and your students.
1.Encourage creativity – positivity is about being open to all kinds of scenarios, even the unexpected ones. To bring this kind of open-mindedness, you need to encourage your students to be more creative in doing any kind of task. This can be implemented by always welcoming ideas from them and thereafter appreciating them. In this process, a natural motivation will be generated for the students to think out of the box and build innovative ideas for different tasks. Ultimately, your beloved students will attain an open-minded view for any upcoming, unexpected situation.
2.Appreciate – always appreciate your students openly in front of everyone whenever they do a great job in learning, making projects, or anything. Your gesture of appreciation will become an immense motivation for them to work more hard further. It will then build the quality of improvising in life. Be it a mistake or a well-done work, your students will look for improving more and more, which is a really positive attribute. The lookout for improving self is a very positive attitude that is an ideal lifestyle.
3.Fun activities – bring fun activities in your classrooms to boost your student’s energy with a kick-start of the day. You can work a little on this, as in check with classes have you as their first lecturer on all days, then accordingly think of a fun activity for that class to start their day with great positive vibes. Make sure your fun activity brings a lot of laugh from your students. Here’s a simple fact that everyone knows, but I’m repeating it to you, being a fun teacher will make you their favorite. A favorite teacher has the power to implement better vibes and energy for his/her students through his words/actions.
4.Initiate visualization – you can initiate the habit of visualizing before working on any project to know its possible outcomes. You can explain to them that the possible outcomes can either be positive or negative, but what needs to be constant is their perspective towards it, positive to be precise. This kind of activity will develop your students to be more analytical in life and, further, be more accepting of any kind of situation. For the latter one, you can also work on how they react when they receive fewer marks. At such time, if you encourage them yourself with “will do better next time,” they’ll have a far-reaching positive impact on themselves.
5.Supportive – although we’ve already discussed accepting their mistakes and making them believe in improvisation, supporting is a different concept that is also related. You must show support to your students even if they make a mistake. This support is very much essential and has a greater positive effect on their ideology that can only be noticed in their actions.
6.Thinking patterns – as a teacher, if you go the extra mile of working with your student’s thinking patterns, you’ll bring a subtle change in their life. In any situation, the first thought they’ll have is the positive one rather than stress initiating negative ones.
So these are some tips that can help you build a positive mindset in your students and an equivalent ambiance in your classroom. In the end, ensure a light environment from your side instead of a tough teacher image.