What will you do as a teacher to improve students' behavior issues in the example below?
You are a 5th grade teacher. Half of your class has behavior issues. What will you do as a teacher to improve their behavior issues in terms of classroom management?
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To me, the way to start with this is to acknowledge that you will need to ask more questions about the scenario. You will need to gather more information about your students before you are able to figure out what strategies to use to improve their behavior. Of the students who are misbehaving, different ones likely have different reasons for acting out. You will need to first figure out what the problem is for as many of them as possible.
I would look first at their academic levels as compared to the way I was teaching. I believe that many behavioral issues are caused by students who are either too far behind what the teacher is trying to teach or too far ahead. After that, I would try to determine if the students were simply put off by my teaching style -- I would need to find if I had to vary my instructional techniques in order to engage more students.
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