Student Disruptive Behavior: When To See The Guidance Counselor Student disruptive behavior is normal in most classroom settings. We know for a fact that students tend to be noisy and disturbing at some point in time. As teachers, we must understand them and, as much as possible, correct them of their current behavior. As a secondary parent to these children, we must be the first ones to impose proper discipline in the classroom. Since we know the students firsthand and we interact with them in the class, we have the sole right to be the first intermediary member to regulate their bad actions in class. We all know that there is a school guidance counselor who is responsible in correcting behaviors from disruptive students; but we can’t just go to him or her on a weekly basis to report the students! Thus, here are some areas that must be reflected as to when you should really see the counselor. 1. If you can not contain the student. The first thing a teacher can do to any disruptive student is to discipline them in a subtle manner. You have to find ways and means and maximizing all possible disciplinary measures that you know. In the meantime, if you still see no changes on the end of the student, then it is time to transfer the issue to the hands of the guidance counselor. At least when you talk to an advisor at that time, you will be able to explain to him the things you've done to try to help the student but with no avail on your end. 2. If the student disruptive behavior do not change regardless of disciplinary action. As previously stated, it is the responsibility of a teacher to impose discipline in the classroom. But if you notice, there was no change on the end of the student, there is a clear indication that this child does not respect your authority no more. If they fail to recognize it, it is but timely to accelerate the matter to a higher position in the school and the guidance counselor is the perfect fit. Asking for help from the counselor does not mean that you are an incompetent teacher and knows nothing how to discipline. As a matter of fact, it is suggested that you consult them from time to time because it is their responsibility to help students to the right track. But before addressing them, impose the preliminary steps and exhaust all possible means and ways. The student disruptive behavior, though can’t be easy and immediate to solve but nonetheless with the right people and strategies can be corrected.
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