Classroom Disruptions - Strategies to Prevent and Rules of Conduct

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For there is no uniform academic definition for classroom disruptions yet, it might be assumed as any conduct that seriously interferes with the ability of the teacher to teach or the student’s ability to learn. But who decides if a student’s behavior can be regarded as disturbing? Some teachers may consider a student as disturbing while others wouldn’t even notice. Sleeping in class, inappropriate use of electronic devices or cell phones, entering class late or leaving early (without permission), making loud or distracting noises, disputing authority and arguing with faculty are examples of obvious disruptive behavior. The intensity of such classroom disruptions depends on the teacher’s reaction to them, though dealing with those disturbances may not be as important as the teacher’s accurate classroom management as an essential preventive measure. So the question is: What can teachers expect and how can they effectively handle discipline problems? This paper explores the problem of classroom disruptions and offers a solution for those on the basis of an appropriate example: Paul is frequently entering class late and as soon as he is in there he’s making a show of his delay. During the lesson he is always more interested in his cell phone and texting than in the lesson itself. Also he is used to distract other students by talking to them. Though Paul is very popular in class, he’s known to be mean to some of his classmates, especially to Carla, to whom he’s making fun of – even during the lesson. First of all, in this case it’s important not to simply ignore the student’s frequent delay. Students must know the class rules and have to follow them and the teacher on the other hand has to strictly enforce discipline by imposing sanctions against rebellious students. If I was in the position of Paul’s teacher, I would either lock the door right after the

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