3 Ways to Earn the Trust of Disruptive Students

Elaine Thomas

Saturday, 9 February 2019

With the values and opinions of students changing, tackling disruptive behaviour in class, would benefit from going back to basics. Building relationships first. Here are some tips from a mentor.

If you’re finding that detentions and getting students to stand outside the classroom, simply does not work to reduce the level of disruption in your class; here are a few tips from a mentor.

In today’s world most students ‘talk behind our backs’ at lunchtime or on snapchat on the way home from school. They discuss what Google and YouTube state about how to teach and respect students learning styles.

These students know that we as educators should be using detentions to give students a safe space to speak about matters that concern them.

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Elaine Thomas
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Director of The mentoring Lab, Elaine has over 15 years of experience in teaching, employment, mentoring, supporting learning and career progression.

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