Teacher Toolbox

Patience in the classroom

  • Teach students about the differences in thinking styles and processes. For young children, story strips may be a way of visually describing another person's thinking. For older children, writing a story where they pretend to be another person may help them see why someone acts as they do.
    zach's story
  • Encourage students to think about their own learning processes and their own strengths and challenges.

  • Help students to become their own advocate as well as to develop patience when working with other students with a variety of learning profiles.

  • Reiterate that school is a place where all kids can learn in a respectful and safe environment.