Two Minute Quick Tip
By: Girls Ministries Director, Mariana Royer, North Texas District
Increasing Classroom Management: Do not just teach, but listen
The effectiveness of a classroom is usually measured by how well students conduct themselves, how well they work with others, and the level of discipline that a teacher demands. Though these approaches are essential to a good learning environment, teachers are not to stop there. Teachers must continually learn how to improve their skills in the classroom.
Our club classrooms contain a variety of girls who think, speak, and learn differently. Girls today live their lives in different environments and come from varied backgrounds. That mean we cannot continue to teach as if they all connect in the same manner. In our diverse classrooms of today, leaders must seize the moments and carefully listen for those opportunities to make connections that are not taught in curriculum.
As teachers, we need to stop and listen, because one student's question or comment can drive an entire lesson to new heights. We must be willing to make those personal connections with our girls because it is those connections that will keep them coming back.