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- Using encouragement to boost sense of self worth, confidence and intrinsic motivation among students. The students learnt to appreciate specific tasks and behaviors of each other rather than focus on criticism;
- Using words and expression to manage emotions rather than reacting and hitting or abusing one another;
- Using stories and common interests to get to know each other better. This created a sense of oneness and enabled a more compassionate and empathetic classroom environment to some extent.
When we started, classroom management was a uphill task due to the large group size. However, as we shared the responsibility with the students, they nominated themselves for discipline management, made rules and kept each other in check.