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					Identifying the Disruptive Students in Class




                                  Teachers, no matter how experienced they are. still have a difficulty
                                  pinpointing the disruptive students in class. Some instructors feel small
                                  conversations to be already disruptive; thus giving the students some
                                  disciplinary actions. Catching the wrong sets of students often leads to
                                  more chaos, since the non disruptive ones will receive inappropriate
                                  actions. As a teacher, it is our responsibility to correctly identify those
                                  troublemakers and contain them in the earliest possible time.

Teachers need time in order to determine who caused chaos in the class. This process of observation
often takes months before we can correctly identify them. Small talks and chit chats in class while you
are lecturing can’t be tagged as a disruptive action. However, if this occurs on a daily basis with the
same group of students then you can impose such action because that then is indeed disturbing.

If you are a new teacher or a quite experienced one, here is a list of the different disruptive students in
class. They are categorized in accordance to their actions and how you can stop them. Be aware of these
so you won’t point the wrong students.

1. The talkative. They are students who find the time to really talk to your class. We can not close their
mouth, even if you already have some discussions at hand. Keep in mind that these are the most
talkative. They do this on purpose on a consistent basis. They often speak loudly or softly in the
classroom. As a teacher, it is better to engage these students and prompt them that classes are ongoing.
Interrupt them if you can and discuss the concern. If you can not contain them, offer to talk about their
behavior outside with or without a presence of a school counselor.

2. Challengers. These people are the ones with an attitude to harass. These types of disruptive students
in class seek opportunity to question a professor. They often question the teachings in a way that is
disrespecting and looking forward for you to make mistakes. To reprimand these students do not battle
in an offensive side. Be calm, responding to their concerns and never think it's a personal attack. Talk to
them in a discreet way preferably after class. Or you can simply push them to support their concern and
seeking for their responses in class.

3. Attention seeker. These individuals only care to be the center of attention all the time and they never
failed. They may be good students because of their ability to volunteer in class discussions and are
constantly involved with school. On the down side, they are overshadowing other students that their
aggression can be unnerving. They often do not allow other students to participate in class and want all
the credit themselves. If you have students like these, then you can request them to tone down their
level of participation. You can also discuss this matter privately with the student involved. You can even
present his or her classmates feedback and point the negative thing the student had done.

These classifications of students in the soonest possible time should be hindered in their actions. As
indicated, it would be better to have a keen eye in observing them. If you are sure that they indeed
belong to any of these groups and might invoke a bit of chaos and class domination, just follow the
above procedures and simple solutions. Disruptive students in class should not be subjected to
humiliation, but an understanding of their behavior with that bit of hope of change.

				
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