Ways To Reduce Stress

Uppsala universitet Foto. Mikael Wallerstedt

  1. Avoid messing up your classroom space and scattering utensils. You may think that a little color can help, but too bright a shade, on the contrary, distracts attention. You may be a proud teacher who wants to put student’s work on display, but be careful with overly cluttered areas as they produce a sloppy impression. Organize your surroundings so that you can give dissertation writing help without fear of being distracted by the pictures on the wall.
  2. Though you may think that sitting still is not what young people do, there are still ways to allow fidgeting in class. You can use cushions instead of the usual sits (but see if the cushion isn’t too soft as it may cause the irresistible sleeping impulse) and sofas instead of chairs. Play a game that involves moving a lot and don’t forget about exercise balls!
  3. Look out for too much noise. Some kids love loud pieces, but others may feel uncomfortable when hearing extraneous noise. Organize your music area in the far end of the room so that the surfaces do not reflect on the sound, creating disco effect, and remember it is still a lesson, not your personal fun game. Know what your students feel and don’t be afraid to start a discussion on what is a perfect way to combine work and play. They will be grateful if you truly care about their well-being and do not take opinions for granted.
  4. Do not be too hasty. Some teachers have a lot in store and hurry from one task to another like there is no time at all. There are students who simply can’t keep up with the rhythm and need time to focus. Allow them to adjust and be sure to provide guidance when needed. Completing assignments in a rush is not the best way to conduct one’s lesson. You don’t have to worry, however, if you are a natural in situations like this, knowing where to stop if the group needs a slowdown.
  5. Think about your students’ self-esteem. If you don’t know the class yet, try different activities like switching game roles and taking leadership positions. Talk to students after class to know what the impressions and learn more about their interests and hobbies. Encourage kids to brainstorm when you are having a round table talk and include easier questions in complex tests so that they can get an ‘A’ just like others do!
  6. Add creativity to your everyday lessons. If you see that things get out of control, change the game. ’10 jumps around the classroom’ will quickly distract the pupils from ruining your work plan. Besides, it will be pure fun! You can apply breathing techniques and meditation if it helps to self-regulate. Use hand signals to avoid interrupting and come up with your own system if you think that raising hands is too old school.