How Our Year 7 Tutors Tame “Class Clowns”
So, your child’s been labelled the “class clown”…. What now?
Has your child’s teacher approached you to discuss your child’s class clown behaviour? You’re not alone, and there are plenty of ways that our skilled tutoring team can help.
In years 5 to 7, class clowns often begin to create a struggle for classroom teachers. Unfortunately, this kind of behaviour can be disruptive to learning programs and your child’s education. That’s why it’s important to address behaviour issues early.
If your child is earning a reputation as the class clown, you don’t have to handle the problem on your own. Our Year 7 tutors know what it takes to tame the class clown and help your child achieve their full potential.
Class clowns in the classroom
Class clowns are well known for their ability to challenge classroom learning programs! Whether your child is cracking jokes, playing pranks, or showing off for their friends, a class clown can make it difficult for teachers to maintain a positive learning space.
There are many examples of common class clown behaviour. Some students respond to academic questions with joke answers or spend teaching sessions laughing with their peers. Others disrupt the classroom environment by making noise or frequently getting up and walking around.
Teachers struggle with class clowns because this kind of behaviour can be challenging to navigate without disrupting curriculum sessions. This can impact other students’ learning, as well as affecting your child. So why do class clowns behave the way they do?
Why students act out in class
In most cases, class clowns don’t act out just to be difficult. They make jokes and disrupt lessons in order to seek attention and be liked by their peers.
Are class clowns intelligent? Yes! Most students who demonstrate class clown behaviour are very smart. That’s what makes them so funny! The problem is that these students apply their intelligence in disruptive, rather than productive, ways.
Sometimes students may become the class clown as a result of another issue. If your child is disrupting classroom learning, it may be because they have trouble with focus, organisation, or social situations.
There are so many factors that could result in a child acting out as the class clown. It could be their coping mechanism for dealing with bullying or feelings of anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem. Or it could be a manifestation of your class clown having poorly developed organisation skills, suffering from an inability to focus or hyperactivity, or having a different learning style which affects their ability to participate fully in a traditional classroom environment.
How “class clown” behaviour disrupts learning
Time spent taming class clowns is time that educators can’t spend on teaching programs. This can make it difficult for students, including the class clown, to get the most out of school.
Class clown behaviour doesn’t have to be a long-term barrier to your child’s learning. When you understand why your child is acting out, you can take steps to help them make better behaviour choices.
What you can do for your child
If your child is a class clown, there are things you can do to address negative behaviour patterns.
First, be aware of how your child behaves in a school environment or when they’re with their friends. Talk to your child at home and discuss any concerns you have with your child’s teacher.
Help your child to develop confidence and good self-esteem. Praise your child’s strengths and identify weaknesses that you can help them work on.
Finally, find new ways to direct your child’s behaviour. If your child is acting out because they’re bored in class, help to extend their learning. If they are restless and hyperactive, enrol them in a sports program where they can burn off extra energy.
What our Year 7 tutors can do to help
At A Team Tuition, our skilled tutors know how to respond to class clown behaviour with empathy and positivity.
Our tutors deliver one-on-one teaching support so that your child doesn’t have to compete for attention. Without their peers to impress, your child can focus on their work. Sometimes a class clown just needs a quiet learning environment where distractions can be minimised.
A Year 7 tutor can help your child with their unique learning needs, working on weaknesses and praising academic strengths. With the support of a skilled tutor, your child can learn to concentrate and complete learning tasks.
Working with a tutor is also a great way to help your child develop confidence and learn new concentration and organisation strategies. If your child has difficulty focusing in a classroom environment, a tutor can help them understand their own potential and learn to avoid distractions that stop them from getting their work done.
Choosing the right Year 7 tutor can make an important difference to your child’s education. With quality tutoring support, your child can make the transition from class clown to academic star, all while maintaining their fun, engaging personality. Your child can start to use their high level of intelligence to achieve positive classroom results!
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