Ask Me Anything: 11 Answers to Your Questions About Seven-Year Olds

Ask Me Anything: 11 Answers to Your Questions About Seven-Year Olds

2 September 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion

Ask Me Anything: 11 Answers to Your Questions About Seven-Year Olds

Have questions about how you, as a teacher of Class 2 kids or parent, can better motivate and connect with them?Oswaal Books is here to answer some of the most common questions asked about seven-year-olds.

1. How Can We Reward Good Students?

Rewards don’t have to be elaborate. Small toys, books, and special lunches with the teacher remain popular rewards. Ensure that the reward fits the achievement. Doing well on assignments from Class 2 workbooks deserve a different level of an award from simply getting a few answers right in class.

2. What Are the Benefits of Rewarding Good Students?

The benefits here are twofold. First, you reward and encourage students who have done a good job, which is always a good thing. In addition, this action can motivate lagging students to pick it up.

3. How Much Homework Is Enough?

This will depend on how many worksheets and other forms of work you assign in class. As per Govt’s directive! No homework for Class 1-2 students

4. What Do Seven-Year Olds Like?

Ask them! Everyone’s different, and there isn’t one answer which is sure to be the same for all seven-year-olds. What’s more, this can be a great way to connect with your students beyond simply assigning problems from worksheets.

5. How Can I Relate to My Students?

Consider Amy Poehler from Mean Girls and the mockable awkwardness that comes from her declaring “I’m a cool mom!” That’s a perfect example of what not to do when trying to relate. Kids may not have read The Catcher in the Rye yet, but like Holden Caulfield, they can smell “phoniness” a mile away. Your best bet for relating with kids is to do what you tell them to do – and be yourself.

Being genuine with kids will go a lot further than trying (and failing) to match what a seven-year old might perceive to be “cool.”

6. How Much Time Should You Give Each Subject?

The answers here will differ depending on state educational mandates. However, if your students are struggling in one or two subjects, in particular, there’s nothing wrong with giving a clear weight to classes on this subject.

7. How Can You Be a Good Role Model?

We all know the Golden Rule – “Treat Others as You Would Want to Be Treated.” Being a good role model for children is all about modeling the behaviors you want them to exhibit. Children are often tempted to mirror adults’ actions, so keep that in mind when modeling behavior for them.

8. What Behaviors Should You Avoid?

Conversely, you’ll want to avoid any behaviors which you don’t want them to exhibit. Anger, shouting, violence – all “no-no’s” when dealing with young children.

9. What If Children Cry?

First, try and engage them by asking what’s wrong. If they don’t immediately open up, don’t force them. If the problem persists, discuss the matter with a counselor.

10. What If Children Fight?

First, explain that the behavior is unacceptable. If the students persist, schedule a parent-teacher conference, and a meeting with the principal if necessary.

11. What Tools Are Good for Young Children?

Help books for Class 2 can be a great choice. Online videos and games can also be helpful to reinforce concepts.

From assigning help books to modeling healthy behavior, you’ll want to take care when teaching seven-year-olds.