Indicator 10 – Identifies Initiators of Disruptive Behavior

Managing the Classroom

Managing Student Behavior

Indicator 10 – Identifies Initiators of Disruptive Behavior UETS 3b., 3c., 3d.

Effective teachers immediately identify the actual initiators of disruptive behavior to show they know what is going on in their classrooms; they cite specific offenders and rules that are being broken.

IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS:

  1. Scan your room frequently to make students aware that you know everything that is going on in your classroom.
  2. Mention a student’s name during an activity to gain the attention of a disruptive student.
    • “While reading on page 92, Sally, be sure to look for the answer to the first question.”
  1. Move closer to misbehaving students.
  2. Use a strategic seating arrangement to help keep disruptions to a minimum.
  3. Move around your classroom during instruction and make eye contact with specific students.
  4. Look directly at the misbehaving student and wait for misbehavior to stop before you continue instruction.

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