Happiness & Tolerance - Pooja Seth

Dealing with a Disruptive Student

I had a student in one of my classes who was disruptive. He often interrupted the class by talking out of turn, distracting other students, and being generally disrespectful to the teacher and other students. 

I addressed the behaviour in class by setting clear boundaries and expectations for how students should behave. I also spoke with the student privately to understand their behaviour and provided them with resources for managing their behaviour, such as counselling services and strategies for self-regulation. 

I also collaborated with the student's parents to develop a plan for supporting the student's behaviour in and out of class. Over time, the student's behaviour improved, and they became more engaged and respectful in class. 

Advice to Educators:

My advice to educators dealing with disruptive students is to address the behaviour immediately by setting clear boundaries and expectations for how students should behave.

Try to speak with the student privately to understand their behaviour and provide resources for managing their behaviour. Collaborate with the student's parents to develop a plan for supporting the student's behaviour in and out of class. 

Finally, be patient and consistent in enforcing boundaries and supporting the student's growth and development.

Pooja Seth @KNPS, Phagwara (India)

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