Being a Montessori teacher is stressful, to say the least. Oftentimes, you will probably be responsible for the entire batch of toddlers running around your workplaces; other times, you will be in charge of a bunch of young children who are in the tender ages where they learn that falling hurts and stomachs can ache really badly. The key to being happy at your job is to make sure your students are well – looked after and are generally happy. Read on for a few simple ways how to do that.
Help Them Keep a Check-Up Book
Doing this will be good for their future as well, but for the purposes of kindergarten and nursery, encouraging your kids to keep a book (with parental guidance, of course) where they record everything that they have done to keep themselves healthy is a convenient way for you to make sure your kids are getting the care that they deserve from home. Asking them to write down when they had their flu shots Canberra, doctor’s visits and medicine prescribed is something you can do to discreetly monitor those munchkins. As with most nursery students, it is relatively easier to communicate with their parents than it is with older children’s parents – if someone’s check-ups aren’t happening frequently enough, you can freely contact the caretakers concerned to speak with them.
Practicing Good Health Habits
Little children are impressionable – use the power that you have been vested with by their parents for more than just teaching them the alphabet and how to count. Educate them on how to be clean – come up with various activities to demonstrate the importance of hygiene and ask them to teach it to their parents as well. Keep your classroom organized and have a few ground rules about dirty hands, unclean shoes and messy tables. This will do wonders for you as well as the children – it will help them be more organized and well put together as they grow up with your influence.
Communicating with Guardians
Small children require around the clock care, and the primary role players involved are the ones that take care of them at home and you, their teacher. Therefore, it is imperative that you maintain a line of communication with parents, caretakers, foster parents, guardians etc. to make sure that they are aware of what their child needs and that you are aware of what the situation is at home. Organizing parents’ days is one way to do it. You can make leaflets to give them with information regarding flu vaccination services Perth, medical practitioners around, healthy restaurants and activity centres in the vicinity and other information. This will ensure that parents (if needed) get the hint that they should be taking care of their child better or could just be a harmless gesture of good faith.
At the end of the day, your job concerns children, and being able to impart something worthwhile is one of life’s greatest joys – these will just aid you in your noble journey towards helping children grow into fine citizens.