Teacher Behaviors Invite Discipline Problems

Teachers May Invite Discipline Problems!
The following teacher behaviors are often mentioned as contributing to
classroom discipline problems. In other words, if lessons are not taught well,
students often act out, as a way to “communicate” dissatisfaction with the
instructional deficiencies. If you agree, this list may serve as an on-going selfassessment for improving your own teaching.
After looking at the list, discuss these ideas with a small group. If you feel
comfortable, share your assessment of your own instructional style as it
relates to items on the list. You may also want to have a similar conversation
with a colleague at your school and do some peer observations.
The teacher sits at the desk most of the time, not “working the crowd.”
The teacher has an unenthusiastic, low, or uninteresting voice.
The teacher is easily sidetracked by one student’s irrelevant question.
The teacher is tied solely to the textbook and ignores students’ interests.
The teacher repeats students’ answers too frequently.
Concepts are left before they have been clarified and/or independent work
expected before understanding has been checked.
Questions are poorly worded, clouding discussion or directions are unclear,
making it difficult to get started.
When a student asks a question, only the teacher is expected to answer.
The teacher neglects to tie the content or materials to the prior knowledge of
the students.
10. Too much time is given to teaching the lesson and not enough focus on what
is being learned. (Lack of formative assessment or “say see do” teaching.)
What would you add?
CELL-Classroom Cimate and Discipline—Teacher Behaviors Invite Discipline ProblemsFrom Dr. Mac http://behavioradvisor.com/