Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive Behavior

Conduct that materially and substantially interferes with, or obstructs, the teaching or learning process in the context of a classroom or educational setting is disruptive behavior.

Disruptive Behavior

The student in your class who is persistently tardy or leaves early

The student who talks incessantly while you are delivering a lecture

The student who loudly and frequently interrupts the flow of class with questions or interjections

The student who becomes belligerent when you confront his or her inappropriate behavior in class

Persistent and unreasonable demands for time and attention both in and out of the classroom

NOT Disruptive Behavior

Cultural differences

Appropriate demonstrations of disagreements or differences of opinion

A clash of values or beliefs

Needing extra time or attention based on reasonable accommodation

Cell phones ringing in a classroom, text messaging, chatting online

 

Policy on Disruptive Behavior in an Instructional Setting 


 

Recommendation for Intervention

Recommendation on how to address disruptive behavior in the classroom.