Dealing with Misbehaved students

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Effective teachers, they are disciplined with encouragement and kind words.  Their goal is to help students feel good about themselves and their behavior in the classroom.

Inevitably, though, misbehavior happens. When it does, keep the 6  wisdom of experienced teachers in mind:

  • Take a deep breath and try to remain calm. It’s natural to be overcome with frustration, resentment, and anger. But when you are, you become less rational and your agitation becomes contagious.
  • Make sure students understand that it’s their misbehavior you dislike, not them. “I like you, ______________ . Right now, your behavior is unacceptable.”
  • Give the misbehaving student a chance to respond positively by explaining not only what he or she is doing wrong, but also what he or she can do to correct it.
  • Model the behavior you expect from your students. Are you as considerate of your students’ feelings as you want them to be of others? Are you as organized and on-task as you tell them to be? Are your classroom rules clear and easy for students to follow?
  • Specifically describe misbehavior and help students understand the consequences of misbehavior. Very young children may even need your explanations modeled or acted out.
  • Avoid labeling students as “good” or “bad.” Instead describe their behavior as “positive,” “acceptable,” “disruptive,” or “unacceptable.”

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