If you are in education you know that students who have a positive outlook on life perform better in the classroom. This is not a secret yet so many teachers struggle with getting students to have good attitudes in class.
There are numerous variables that tie into the behavior of a student.
For one, there is no telling what happens in the home before a student is dropped off at school. So much about a student can be traced to the upbringing at home. If a student has a hard time getting along with parents and is constantly getting in trouble at home, more than likely they are going to act out in class and have a negative attitude. The same is true for students who have an unstable home life. This has been researched over the years and it’s true.
Second, students who are challenged in school will be better students when they understand the challenge and the school work. Getting students to understand the work is what teachers find difficult. Some students get behind and have a hard time catching up with the class while others are ready to move to the next subject. A positive attitude can help a student be focused and ready to learn when they are at school and when they are at home.
Last, positive behavior should be rewarded. If adults are awarded for doing good how much more should student be rewarded for performing well at school? A lot more. So make sure to have a reward system in place that helps teachers and students know that behavior will be rewarded. This challenge is healthy for students and schools will see performance go up.
Students tend to know more about discipline than they do the rewards for good behavior. It’s time for schools to start challenging students to be the best students they can be.