In an ideal classroom set-up, students must focus on the subject, participate in the discussion, take notes, and respect their instructor and classmates. However, we cannot expect students to behave this way all the time. While there will be excellent students, there would always be the disruptive ones.
Here are fascinating pointers on how to keep class disruptions to a minimum.
Plan It Well
Make sure you prepare your lessons well and strategize how you would keep your students engaged in the lesson. Avoid delays and looking inexperienced. You won’t like to attract unwanted noise and discussion by not preparing well enough.
Be spontaneous and never give a hint of boredom or dull moments. Coax the class to participate in a seamless, interactive discussion.
You have to be careful not to ignore disruptive students aside. You would not want to make an impression that you are selective and biased with your class. At the same time, ignoring these disruptive students may just lead them to disturb the discussions more.
These type of learners would often excuse their behaviors for either disliking their teacher or that they feel ‘disliked’ by their professors.
Don’t Stoop Down
While making sure your students respect you at all times may be difficult, it would have to start from you. You don’t have to impose it on them. Rather, you have to develop your personality and character to be well-respected. Also, remember the cliche, “Respect begets respect.”
Act like a teacher because you are one. Do not stoop down to the level of your disruptive students. Be authoritative and assertive, rather than aggressive.
Here are three tips that teachers should follow in class. Bonus tip: At the end of the day, it all bills down to this – Make your students respect you, their classmates, and themselves.