HOW TO COPE UP WITH HYPER-ACTIVE STUDENTS?

 

“Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden.”

There is no second thought while agreeing to the above-mentioned statement, definitely every child is different and amazing in its own way. But, sometimes when these different variety of students come all together in school or class, it becomes quite a task for a teacher to teach and manage each one of them according to their different pace. There are children who learn slow, while some grasp fast and there are some are who can’t just sit in one place and never keep clam, commonly known as- Hyper active students.

There are times when a teacher is teaching something and those two hyper-active students in class just can’t keep their attention on task and want to run places. It becomes hard to control their energies, which many times also result in interrupting other student’s concentrations.

To rescue these situation, here are some ways to cope up with Hyper-active students:

 

  1. CHANNELIZE THEIR ENERGY:

Using the child’s energy in the right direction is the best way to put it in constructive use, as this will restrict them from creating unnecessary chaos and being restless. For example, a hyper-active child can be asked to help around tasks in the classroom, like distributing worksheets, cleaning the blackboard, bringing things from staff-room etc. This way student will feel some special responsibility is being give to him and will restrict energy being wasted in creating ruckus.

 

  1. MAKE THEM CENTER OF ATTENTION:

Hyper-active students have very short attention span, and get distracted easily. To hold their attention, a teacher can include their name or example for explaining something. For example, during a Math class, teacher can say “Rahul went to the market to but 6 apples”, which will hold ‘Rahul’s’ attention (hyper-active student’s attention) and make them focus on the topic. Also, they can be asked to read a certain topic in front of the class so that they are not distracted.

 

  1. ENROLL IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

Since hyper-active students become restless and feel the need to move a lot, a teacher engage these students in some physical activity or can ask parents to get them enrolled in one. Physical tasks can include various sports, playing music, drama etc. This will help them put their energy in good use along with having an additional skill.

 

  1. MAKE THEM RELAX:

Along with putting energies to good use, it’s needed to make these students relax as to calm them down. Some simple deep breathing along with basic yoga and meditation can help in soothing the energy level which needs some control.

 

  1. HAND-ON ACTIVITIES:

Due to their short attention span, it’s better to involve these students in hand-on activities like practical experiments, art and craft, playing with clay dough etc. Reading can be very boring and difficult task for them as it involves a lot of patience, so it’s better to change leaning style in some ways that involve working with hands. Example, student can be taught numbers (Math) using clay or marbles instead of simple theory explanation.

 

  1. SHORT INSTRUCTIONS:

These students cannot wait for your long explanation to end, they probably won’t listen them. It’s better to give them short and crisp instruction, one at a time to get them to do a certain task. Also, ask them to repeat the instruction to make sure that they got it.

 

  1. BUILD A POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR:

Yelling and scolding won’t get these students to any better. One should build a healthy relationship where these students receive appreciation, acceptance and encouragement to do things, that’s the way they can reach heights. Praise them for any task they complete or do well, make them feel important and support and initiative they take, these help them bring many positive results.

 

  1. UNDERSTAND THEM AND MAKE THEM UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES:

Many times, there can be anxiety, anger or any other kinds of issues that students could be facing, so encourage them to open up. Ask them to write diaries/ journal or get them to talk about random thing and experience. This will enable them to understand themselves better along with you. Once some problem is deciphered, it can be targeted in a btter manner.

 

We hope these tips would help you teachers and parents to calm down your hyper-active one. It’s just some patience and understanding that can make a child’s potential reach heights. Every child is special and can make wonders in their own ways with different traits, it’s the direction that we need to give them.

Cheers!

 

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