Every instructor wishes for students who
pay attention and do not disrupt the class but in reality there are often students
who make it difficult to teach and learn. It’s important to know how to deal with
these students in order to make sure your lessons are effective. Watch these scenarios to learn the right
way and the wrong way to deal with these challenging students. Teacher: Good afternoon, class. Yesterday we spoke of animal cells, today we’re gonna talk about plants cells instead. So the first thing that we spoke about actually was the cell wall, yesterday we spoke about
cell membrane, today we’ll talk about the cell wall. What the cell does for the
plant is that it protects it from any sort of outside forces. Inside the cell we have the-
Julie: Excuse me Professor, could you please repeat what you just said? Professor: Yes Julie, if you could just shut your phone off please, and also girls in the back, hold your conversations until later, thank you. So, also in the plant cell we have the cell nucleus. It’s that
circular structures that’s smack dab in the middle of the cell. (whispering in the background) What the cell nucleus does is it controls any sort of function of the cell.
(Students talking loudly) It controls controls
replication, any other activities that the cell may undergo. Julie: Professor, can you say that again?
Professor: Yeah. Excuse me, you have to shut your phone off right now! If you don’t want to, you can get out of my class! Girls in the back just stop talking! I’ve had it. I’ve had enough
enough right now. Okay, so moving along we also have
this larger green structure in the plant cell What the structure is called is the vacuole. The vacuole collects any sort of excess water that’s in the cell. It also collects any
sort of waste materials. In the upper part you have the chloroplast. The chloropast is green in color Julie: I’m sorry Professor, I didn’t hear what you said. Professor: Yes, Christine you’re gonna have to get up and walk, start that adrenalin running throughout your
body, because you keep on falling asleep. Also, please shut off your phone. Girls in the back, you’re going to have to
keep your conversations until the end of class. I’m trying to teach here, there’s a lot of distractions, and no one’s learning, so if we just put all those distractions
away then we can continue learning the lesson. So, moving along here, the chloroplast is a green structure, it
collects the sun’s sunlight. It is used for photosynthesis for the
plant cell. As you have seen it’s important to remain calm and deal with
disruptive students appropriately. You don’t want to be too passive or too
aggressive, but find something in the middle. The next time you have a disruptive
student in your classroom try one of the strategies shown here. You’ll find that dealing with disruptive
students quickly and effectively will enhance your lessons and allow the teaching and learning in your classroom to run smoothly.