Sometimes, misbehavior or inattention isn’t what it seems. For many students, it can stem from boredom or restlessness, a desire to seek attention from peers, behavioral disorders, or issues at home.
And some misbehavior is just a healthy part of a child’s social and emotional development.
This video describes six common classroom management mistakes and what the research suggests you should do instead:
- Responding to surface-level behavior
- Assuming it’s not an academic issue
- Confronting every minor infraction
- Public shaming
- Expecting compliance
- Not checking your biases
For links to the studies and to learn more, read this classroom management article.