Educating someone is an important and laborious task. The only way to do it properly is to practice sensible ideas and to incorporate them in the classroom to better the learning environment. Teachers have to battle against the threat of smartphones as students are exposed to unlimited knowledge and materials. Most students would be interested in the wrong kind of education, and the job of a teacher would be to educate the students on how to use technology to their advantage.
A lot of students have faced damaged because of excessive use of smartphones and the internet. A majority of them stay up the whole night and misses classes or don’t show up at all. While there are many advantages on how the internet can be used to reach out to more students, on the contrary, the effect is the opposite.
Students are withdrawing from society, and they are more interested in getting the maximum number of likes rather than good grades. So, in this day and age, the teacher needs to adopt ways to make the students understand the importance of making the right choice.
And how does one do that?
- By assessing the emotional states of the students:
Some children can have problems at home with their parents, or they might be having some personal relationship issues. And those reasons are enough for a child to withdraw from everything and revert to the favorite pastime of everyone, and that is social media. A little bit of social media is okay, but if one is spending every waking hour of their lives in it, then it is cause for a lot of problems.
For a teacher to go out of their way and help understand the emotional state of the student would pave paths for both the parties. When a teacher perceives a student, they would feel freer to come and talk to the teacher instead of looking for validation online.
- Making students know the advantages and disadvantages of smartphones:
Most adults find it easier to tell a student that smartphones do no good instead of educating them on the good and the bad.
The right way to make sure that a student does not abuse the use of technology is to make them understand the ill-effects of excessive smartphone usage. In that way, a child would learn to make choices from a young age. This, in a way, would help them practice making the right decisions as they grow older and more mature.
- Practice assertion without threatening the students:
Make your point by being assertive without threatening the students. Students respond negatively to forced authority, so the best way to get results is to make them understand clearly the point you are trying to make. Also, most kids are not aware that there are consequences to every action, and in a way, it is the job of the elders to educate them on this. Letting the students know that the choices they make would affect their future would help further the students’ decision to make the right choices.