Disruptive Behaviors

A child may be a mass of egoism and rebelliousness, but it has not accumulated experience to give it confidence in its own judgments. On the whole it will accept what it is told, and it will believe in the most fantastic way in the knowledge and power of the adults surrounding it. George Orwell.

Disruptive behaviors are those which cause you the most disturbances in your classroom. They draw your attention away from what you are doing, and demand some action from you. This chapter looks at several disruptive behaviors that come up in the classroom, for instance, swearing, temper tantrums, and defiance.