Ideas and Lessons To Teach Manners in Your Preschool Classroom
Ideas and lessons to teach manners in your preschool classroom: Here is the good news, self-confidence can be a learned trait and it starts with awareness. Time and time again we receive phone calls from teachers asking for help with shyness and low self-esteem issues with their students . We want our children to move through life with ease, boundless opportunities, good friends, and adventure.
Eye contact is the basis of a self-confident child. There are many things you can do to assure a child has endless amounts of self-confidence. Let’s start with eye contact. Here is how you can incorporate this in your preschool classroom.
When you have the time, be fully present with your student. What a gift it is when you give a child (or anyone) your undivided attention.
Make eye contact. Explain eye contact and how to make it. This sounds so simple, but it works. Look at your student and point out what you are doing and why. Of all the topics and modules in our curriculum, teaching eye contact is the most gratifying experience because you can see a child light up and understand what it feels like to be confident. The child gets it….immediately. As a teacher, you see a marked difference by the end of class.
Over the years we have noticed when you bring awareness to what confidence is and how it feels inside to have eye contact, the child makes a radical change, instantaneously. Try it, it works. Remember, your students are watching you.
Model eye contact and be fully present. Kneel down to their level. With this action, they are able to focus their attention on you. Making eye-to-eye contact with them makes it easier for your child to actually see you and to listen to what you have to say.
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Why teach Manners To Go™ in preschool?
Students who learn the Manners To Go™ curriculum become more polite, well-rounded children. Here are some of the qualities you can expect them to exhibit:
- Greater confidence and self-esteem
- Empathy for others
- Improved etiquette and social skills in the classroom
- Pride in showing their parents what they have learned at school
- Better manners in everyday life outside the classroom
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