Some cases may not require any intervention, while others may require strict action on disciplinary grounds. Instances of rudeness towards the faculty by students are on rise, and in such circumstances, the onus is on the teachers to make sure that the class is well behaved.
As a teacher, you can plan a few activities in the classroom, which will make children get up from their seat and interact with you as well as fellow students. Don't forget that the students have a lot of pent up energy. Avoid taking the class for the full forty-five minutes. You can ensure that the last 10 minutes of the class time are spent in discussions.
How Do You Deal with Disruptive Behavior?
Students tend to be naughty, and at times, this can disrupt the momentum of the entire class. In such a situation, you might get irritated and yell at them at the top of your voice. However, that won't be of much help. If at all, you will yourself end up disturbing other students.
If this doesn't work, you can talk to the student after the class. Confronting him in front of the entire class will be a bit humiliating. It is likely to make him more defiant. Talking to him after the class will make him feel that you understand him. If neither of these work, then you might have no option but to send the student to the principal.
Some Dos and Don'ts
- Never use verbal or physical threats when dealing with students. More importantly, never get involved into a confrontation in front of the class.
- Students look at teacher as an inspiration, so you wouldn't want to fumble in front of them. Be prepared well in advance with the lessons that you will take.
- Be firm, yet friendly and supportive to the students. Overdoing either, might send wrong signals to the student.
- Act fairly with all the students irrespective of how they behave with you. A mistake from the best student of your class calls for the same punishment that you would give others.