Students should not be labeled as "good" or "bad." Rather, label their actions as "good," "acceptable," "disruptive," or "unacceptable." Rather than penalizing misconduct, concentrate on identifying and praising acceptable behavior. Instead of disturbing the class, ignore or downplay small issues. Take care of problem behaviors when they occur rather than allowing them to build up.
The best way to deal with problematic student behavior is by first understanding what is causing it. Is the child experiencing emotional pain that needs to be felt and resolved? Are there personal issues affecting her at home or at school? If you can identify the cause, you will be able to come up with a solution that will help both the student and the other students in the class.
If you decide to punish students by removing them from the group, try not to remove all of them. It may make things worse for the student who got caught up in the trouble making of the others.
Finally, take time out of your day to acknowledge good behavior. Students will feel important and appreciated if you take time to praise them for doing something right. This will encourage more positive behavior while discouraging negative behavior.
Overall, students need to know that you are here to help them work through their issues at school, not punish them for them.
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Positive discipline should be used in the classroom. Remember that good discipline can backfire if the student or class is not rewarded fast and explicitly enough. Make certain that you constantly follow up with a reward for acceptable conduct. Always prioritize the task over the behavior. This will help the student understand that what he's doing is wrong even if it is frequent.
The three main ways to punish students in the classroom are:
Social punishment involves denying students access to privileges such as socializing with friends, eating meals in the cafeteria, etc. This form of punishment must be done carefully so as not to cause more problems than it solves. For example, if a student has stopped trying, then removing some privilege may be necessary to get his attention again.
Physical punishment includes hitting, kicking, and otherwise physically abusing students. This form of punishment should never be used by teachers unless there is no other way to correct a problem. Physical punishment can lead to serious long-term injuries such as brain damage or emotional disorders.
Reprimandation involves telling students how they have disappointed you or causing them embarrassment. Students will usually accept reprimands from their parents or guardians, but teachers should avoid issuing them whenever possible.
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