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Positive Teaching and Classroom Management

Despite the best-laid plans, classroom management skills and guidelines, it is likely that all teachers will, at times, need to respond to disruptive student behavior. In these situations, what are the best ways for teachers to maintain classroom discipline without resorting to strategies that negatively impact student well-being?

Generally speaking, teachers should not do or say anything out of anger. That is likely to escalate the situation and negatively impact student well-being. Teachers lose their ability to be effective teachers when they allow anger and frustration to take over. The teacher is an adult. One way in which adults distinguish themselves from children and youth is their ability to maintain self-control. In the face of inappropriate student behavior, it is important for teachers to respond as calmly as possible.