5 Ways to Handle Difficult Students

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With this article, we bring to you some tips that you can try to combat classroom interruption and to deal with those difficult students.

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5 Ways to Handle Difficult Students Whether it’s a top private school in Gujarat or a top international school in Mumbai – every school has some mischievous and difficult students every year. As a teacher you might often find it frustrating to handle difficult students in the class. It becomes quite challenging when you have to deal with the constant disruption of a difficult student. However here we bring to you some tips that you can try to combat classroom interruption and to deal with those difficult students. 1. Don’t Get Into An Argument When you start arguing with difficult students it encourages them to be on equal footing with you. This doesn’t bring any solution instead it just worsens the situation. It also opens gates for other students where others might get the encouragement to start an argument with you. 2. Don’t Question Lecture Scold Or Yell It’s common for educators or teachers to question scold or to yell at difficult students as a form of accountability. However by asking why and demanding a response from them almost always ends in resentment. Moreover angry students who dislike their teacher will never take the effort to stay disciplined in the classroom. Instead take a deep breath and try to remain calm – it will help you think of better solutions with a soother mind. 3. Avoid Labelling Students - Instead Give Them A Chance To Explain Themselves It’s a wrong practice to label students as "good" or "bad. Instead be an attentive listener and a friend. Encourage students to express their concerns and feelings and help them clarify their behavior by restating them. Further give the disobedient student a chance to respond positively by not only explaining what he or she is doing wrong but by also letting him know what he or she can do to correct it. 4. Avoid Punishing – Focus on Rewarding It’s a great initiative to focus on recognizing and rewarding acceptable behavior more than punishing misbehavior. Try to appreciate and acknowledge students when they show some improvement. When you show students that you care about them and their problems it will help you earn their respect and admiration for sure. 5. Teacher – Parent Communication If the condition between you and the student has not improved after 3 to 4 months of your best effort it may be time to seek help from his/her parents. A lot of the time the students that are being troublesome might not be getting the attention that they need from home.

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By communicating your concerns and worries with the parents you may realize there may be something going on in the household that is bothering the child. Many schools in Navsari and various other English medium schools in Gujarat make it a point to regularly conduct a cordial and productive interaction between the parents and the school. With the help of teachers parents and proper code of conduct these schools ensure that every student’s misconduct is responded to in a professional reasonable humane and consistent manner across the Institute.

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