5 Teaching Strategies that Promote Positive Thinking

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The most important teaching strategies are those that promote positive thinking in children. Children are the ultimate positive thinking machines. They have not learned that life throws curves and that challenges are around every corner. They look at life as a big adventure. We could all benefit by learning to adopt this way of positive thinking.

So what teaching strategies can you apply to promote positive thinking in your classroom?

Think about a child in your life. They seem to have no fear of learning new things. They will try anything once. They love life and are optimistic and happy. Children love to explore the world and love learning what life has to offer. They are willing to put themselves out there just to learn. Children are amazed by life. This is how they learn and how they develop their identity.

It allows them to live in a positive manner. Children do not jump to the negative because they believe there is good out there. They do not know about all the bad that the world holds because you shelter them from that.

Let yourself develop that child-like positive thinking faith. Stop yourself from dwelling on the bad in life and start learning to look for the positive instead.

Think about ‘stopping to smell the roses’.

Teachers need to develop teaching strategies that slow things down so students can take the time to enjoy life. Stop filling everyday with to do’s.

Teaching strategies need embrace the positive.

Here are some teaching strategies that help children do just that.

These teaching strategies tips  will help you to look at the positive instead of the negative.


Teaching Strategies Positive Thinking

        1. Explore new things. Instead of walking away from the unknown, walk towards it. Children are always learning and exploring. Let yourself start exploring again.
        2. Do not walk away from a challenge. When children are challenged, they get excited and look at it as a game. Help your students accept challenges instead of walking away.
        3. Make a mess. Children are messy. They love to make messes, but most of the time it is not just to make you mad. Children make messes because they are learning and they simply do not care if they get a little messy in the process. Happiness can be messy and unrestricted.
        4. Ignore the rules. Children ignore the rules all the time. Often it gets them into trouble, but many times, they end up learning to have a fun time simply because they are doing something they were specifically told not to do. Defying authority can be an adrenaline rush. Break a few rules now and then and let yourself feel like a kid again.
        5. Pretend. Make believe is a big part of being a child. Almost everything you do revolve around pretending. The imagination is a wonderful thing. Allow your students to go to some make-believe place. Get away from the normal school life and pretend to be someone else. Have fun and you are sure to smile with your students

There are plenty more ways you can use the influence of a child to drive their progress towards a positive attitude.

Watch students play. Just see what they do and take notes on how different their lives are from yours. How do they get through the day without stressing about every little thing? Do not let yourself get hung up on the fact that they do not have responsibility.

Responsibility should in no way hold you back from positive thinking.

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Judith Ann Mcdermott

Finally a person that puts some real work into a blog. I do like what you have done with reliefteaching.com.

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