Managing a preschool classroom nowadays can be made all the more challenging where there are greater learning needs which are to be met. We recognise it is not just learning challenges which teachers must deal with but also behavioural issues which can cause disruption to the classroom and learning. To help support teachers better, we provide a training program whereby Bimal works and guides teachers (in the classroom) to better manage students.
The training provides teachers with an in depth understanding of the various conditions that children with special needs can present and strategies which can be used to manage our children.
The regular on-the-job training has helped teachers improve their classroom management style and interaction with students, especially our children with special needs or children who display certain behavioural traits which are counter-productive in class. After receiving the training, teachers have reported that they have felt the children who have special needs are calmer and more settled which inadvertently helped improve their academic performance. Another positive outcome was greater compliance and awareness from the children under their care.
By the end of the on-the-job training, teachers have a better idea of how to identify students who may have challenges and the strategies which can be used to better support the child. For children with special needs, the teachers have reported that they felt more empowered and confident in managing these children on a daily basis as they are equipped with knowledge and the “know-how” to improve the children’s functioning and learning.