It is normal to encounter disruptions in a classroom. This Mexican teacher offers an example of how to ensure that minor disruptions do not disrupt the flow of learning nor become a regular feature. The teacher promotes high behavioural standards by stopping herself to quickly but firmly correct the behaviour of students at the back of the classroom, before effortlessly flowing back into the lesson. This corrective behaviour is balanced by frequent encouragement and warmth towards the class. The teacher emphasises throughout the importance of effort and dedication from her students.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Addresses negative behaviour in a firm way
- Continues the lesson swiftly
- Encourages dedication and perseverance
How do you handle disruptions in your own classroom?