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How to Work With Disruptive Students

How to Work With Disruptive Students

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What classroom doesn’t have at least one or two students who constantly disrupt the class with their antics? In order for students to be able to learn effectively, there needs to be consistency and order in the classroom. Often new teachers do not know of ways on how to handle the ongoing battles with disruptive students, and this makes their job that much harder to do. Here are some sure-fire ways that teachers can work with these disruptive students and provide harmony in their classroom once again.

Disruptions can come in the form of, but are not limited to:

-Holding conversation during lesson time

-Talking when others are talking


-Poor behavior in the classroom

-Disrespect to other students and teachers

Be assertive and lay down ground rules from the beginning of the school year. Let your students know that you mean business when it comes to disruptive students. Be fair to your students, though, and make sure that they are clear on what your classroom rules are. Explain why you have these rules. Also remember to enforce those rules. If you do not enforce the rules, the students will certainly catch on quickly. Hang the rules in your classroom where students can see them clearly.

When dealing with a disruptive student, keep yourself calm. Do not become hostile towards the student. This will only show the student that he or she can push your buttons and the problem will escalate. Unfortunately, some students get a feeling of satisfaction when they know they can make the teacher angry at any given time, and will use these tactics as a way to get out of lessons. Defuse a conflict as best you can.

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