Disciplining Misbehaving Students

You may have heard that students need to be disciplined, but how do you deal with misbehaving students? You may have even had to deal with a few of these situations. Here are some tips that will help you deal with the worst of these situations. Don’t take it personally. Keep your cool and remain objective. This will help you respond to the student calmly and with respect. Hopefully these tips will help you deal with misbehaving students.

The first thing you need to know is what constitutes an effective discipline strategy. When dealing with misbehaving students, the most important factor to keep in mind is the severity of the behavior. A student who is violent or disruptive should be removed from a class immediately. Giving them time to cool down and regain their composure can help prevent future incidents. Once the student has been moved away from the classroom, you should write a report of the incident.

Another effective strategy is to remove privileges. Removing recess time or art materials can help students relearn the rules. A teacher should always set limits and never give in to the students’ demands or expectations. In the “Responsive Classroom Newsletter,” Kathryn Brady and Mary Beth Forton suggest moving closer to the misbehaving student and not ignore it. When addressing a student who is acting out, teachers should be calm and use body language, voice tone, and ignoring back talk.