UNDERSTANDING YOUR PUPILS TEMPERAMENT IN ORDER TO MEET UP TO 21ST CENTURY TEACHING STANDARD


You can’t teach the 21st century child with 19th century skill (embrace change). Do not dwell on a child’s weakness, identify his or her assets and work with that. It is very wrong to throw books in your class. If learners can’t find peace at home, they should be able to find comfort in school. Some of them are going through more than they can handle at home psychologically. Teachers shouldn’t confine ourselves to the walls of our classroom and school (it could be psychologically stressful). Let loose and take in some cool fresh air occasionally. You are your look, when your stress and depression shows on your way of dressing, it will sell you short. People can never treat you better than how you look consistently. If you have issues with how parents relate with you in school, you might need to work on your look and skill level, but your look first. Don’t look like where you are now, look like where you are going. Frustrated look will always attract disrespect and treatments like a slave, always wear your smile, that’s the best perfume, care for the pupils and they will give you joy.
There are 4 Types of Intelligence
Intelligent Quotient (IQ)
Emotional Quotient (EQ)
Social Quotient (SQ)
Adversity Quotient (AQ)
Helps one to “know book” solve mathematics, memorize things and recall subject matters
Makes someone maintain peace with others, keep to time, be responsible, be honest, respect boundaries, be humble, genuine and considerate
People to be able to build network of friends and maintain it over a long period of time
Makes one go through rough patches in life and comes out without losing ones centers. This determines who give up in face of troubles, who will consider suicide ad abandon family etc.
Most schools capitalize more on improving IQ level while SQ & EQ are played down. Your EQ represent your character your SQ represent your fame. Give into habits that will improve these 4Qs most especially your EQ, AQ & SQ. let’s not concentrate only on IQ.
Every child is a genius, school grades may not determine this. Albert Einstein says ‘Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid’. Academic performance is never and will never be an accurate determinant of a genius. All classrooms are best described as where a group of people with different passion, talents and destiny are gathered. Pupils are like butterflies in the wind, some can fly higher than others but each flies the best it can. All pupils are unique and special due to their personality. There are different personalities.
Personality or Temperaments
Temperaments are our permanent psychological nature determining how we think, behave, interact and work. With better understanding of our individual peculiarities we can take advantage of the temperament of our pupil
Temperament is classified into 4 by Hippocrates

TEMPERAMENT
PERSONALITY
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
ACADEMIC HELP
EXTROVERT
SANGUINE
Easy going, flexible, dynamic person, task oriented, playful, talkative, lively, imaginative, doesn’t like critical thinking, enthusiastic, active and social
. Their love for arts, drama, crafts and sometimes literature is superb and they are highly inquisitive. They usually disrupt  the class.
Visual-based learning techniques, works well for them. They learn better with this rather than the traditional classroom based teaching methods e.g. YouTube, some phone applications that give tips on a particular subject or prepare some handy diagrams to flow charts and pin them around to make the info sink. Always start revision with them earlier with the right materials to aid their studies. One on one time with teacher can prove absolutely priceless. They prefer this because he or she gains the full attention of the teacher.
CHOLERIC
They are short-tempered, fast, adventurous, determined, outspoken, strong-willed, competitive, confident in the company of others and irritable
Choleric child loves being ahead of his/her peers in class work or always want to be the first to answer questions. They have a certain confidence in their own ability.
They can excel by using any method of teaching for them. They are unlikely to worry about their work; they always need a little push to get on their studies In the first place, they love competition but hate to lose, so test-based, competitive learning might work for them. Solo learning on them but with regular checkup and some refreshers (drink and snacks) at interval to make learning interesting, test based teaching, giving them some learning devices with series of test to be completed say weekly to check their progress.
INTROVERT
MELANCHOLY
They are analytical, wise, orderly, persistent, respectful, easy to spot, they usually find it easy to learn personally or with group and quiet
There personality is a plus for them in their studies. They are attentive and usually adaptable to any given situation. They are not sociable so group work can help fill the gap. They perform well in public speaking, debating or even politics.  They usually find themselves in journalism
They do well with Visual-learning. They appreciate a change of pace when it comes to traditional classroom learning. They are more attentive than other children in other groups when using images, pictures or maps to organize information and communicate. Verbal learning wok well for them. They usually do well in English book and text. They prefer written and spoken word style of learning.
PHLEGMATIC
Relaxed, thoughtful, controlled, adaptable, attentive, diplomatic and peaceful
They prefer one on one discussion to adapt or facts at home. They usually respond to classroom based learning. They are happy learning by themselves. They are quite introverted
Help them develop their social skills when you have the opportunity. They enjoy outside of their usual daytime classes. Group learning could be helpful/they could be reluctant at first and have a gradual thrive towards the group based learning. Always start with their best subjects. They need a positive, friendly and encouraging environment to learn fast. They can get motivated from their peers with their quite competitive nature. The after school club helps them the most. One-on-one teachings the best for them. They use extreme focus here to shine. Motivating a phlegmatic child can be tough but it certainly doesn’t have to be a lost because they like new and inventive ways to learn important facts

Extroverts usually encourage teamwork and collaboration. They allow exploring things and taking challenges, develop leadership skills, flexibility and enthusiasm.
Introverts: don’t require much publicity, allow them develop new skills privately, let them observe situation before making decisions, don’t demand strict deadlines and constant push, expect little distraction.