misbehavior

How To Improve Behavior By Doing This One Thing – Education Article

It’s a common frustration. You know you’re a good teacher. You’re calm and friendly toward your students. You prepare interesting lessons and never threaten or yell. And yet, you’re still struggling. Your students aren’t terrible, but they’re often rambunctious. They seem immature for their age and are much too dependent on you. Furthermore, you sense a level of friction between you. It’s subtle, but it’s there. You can feel it, especially when they complain or seem reluctant to look you…

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19 Myths Of Managing Difficult Students – Education Article

There is a mountain of misinformation about how to manage difficult students. It’s on a never-ending loop. Cycling through every school. Wafting down every hallway. And passing from teacher to teacher. At best, it’s confusing, contradictory, and difficult to apply consistently. It also does little to actually change behavior. Because, you see, most advice on how to deal with difficult students fails to address the root cause. Instead, it’s a band-aid that may mollify behavior in the moment—which is why…

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Do Reminders Work? – Smart Classroom Management – Education Article

They’re sure used a lot. Visit just about any classroom and within minutes you’re likely to hear one. “Remember to walk.” “Hey, keep your hands to yourself.” “No talking while I’m talking.” But are reminders effective? Do they actually improve behavior? Well, like much of classroom management, it depends on how they’re used. When given in a certain way and at certain times, they can indeed be effective. Unfortunately, it’s rare to hear them given in a way that improves…

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Should You Keep Misbehaving Students Out Of Fun Activities? – Education Article

Readers have asked this question again and again over the years. And I can certainly understand why. It’s a decision that can cause you to second guess yourself either way. Darned if you do and darned if you don’t. However, there is a third option. It’s an option that removes the guesswork and places the decision of whether or not you allow them to participate with the student. Removing you from the equation. Moreover, it can also result in improved…

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