In almost every set up, teachers face the same challenges in their classroom, many with unsuccessful results. Almost every teacher has some issue with student misbehavior. In most cases, it does not matter what grade a teacher is teaching, or where they live, or how wealthy the families are in the community they teach. The challenges are the same.
As expected, the severity of the problems that some teachers face is different from others, but the basic issues are the same. The basic concern for every teacher is on how to handle student misbehaviors in their classrooms (Butler & Bisley, 1988). Most teachers are aware of how to handle the extreme misbehaviors, like swearing, fighting, stealing, drug use, and so on. In regard to these issues, most schools have a clear protocol on how to handle them. Of greater concern are smaller issues such as sleeping in class, excessive talking, and students getting out of their desks without permission (Weinstein et al 2004). These minor misbehaviors can be much more disruptive and stressful for a teacher than the extreme issues. This is because a majority of teachers do not have an effective plan in place ahead of time to handle them. As a result, teachers are forced to react on the spot without a prepared response (Unal & Unal, 2012). Such response may aggravate the issue and may pass a teacher as one who has lost control of the class. It should always be stressed that the critical issue in classroom management is that the teacher must always ensure absolute control. This way student feel obliged to follow instructions and behave in a way that is not disruptive to the others.
Classroom problems have their genesis early in the lives of children. Problems such as poor or impoverished environments, diverse backgrounds, placement in inclusive classrooms and parental management styles have all contributed to the class room management and ...Show more