Are you looking for ways to support students who express concerns about home, school or personal relationships? If so, keep reading.
1. Give the student positive feedback that indicates they are successful, competent, essential, valuable, etc.
2. Request support from the school counselor, the principal, other teachers, etc., to help the student deal with fears and concerns about school, home, and personal problems so they can concentrate at school.
3. Urge the student to use problem-solving skills: (a) find the problem, (b) find goals and objectives, (c) create strategies, (d) create a plan of action, and (e) carry out the plan.
4. Give praise and recognition as often as possible.
5. Use the student’s accomplishments (e.g., publicly or privately depending on what is more appropriate).
6. Urge participation in school and extracurricular learning activities.
7. Attempt several groupings to ascertain the situation in which the student is most successful.
8. Show respect for the student’s opinions, responses, suggestions, etc.
9. Refrain from the discussion of topics sensitive to the student (e.g., divorce, death, unemployment, alcoholism, etc.).
10. Give the student chances for special project duties, leadership, etc.
11. Give the student as many enjoyable and exciting learning activities as possible.
12. Praise the student for improvement rather than expecting excellence.
13. Always treat the student with the utmost respect. Talk objectively at all times.
14. Maintain trust and confidentiality with the student at all times.
15. Urge participation in school and extracurricular learning activities.
17. Select a peer to sit/work directly with the student.
18. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
19. Consider using a socio-emotional learning app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
20. Consider using an emotional intelligence app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
21. Consider using a school counseling app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.