Loved a new post over on Generation to Generation called Diffusing the Disruption that talked about helping keep order in your small group discussion time and dealing with problem students. Here’s a clip of it, head over there for the complete article:
- Announce your expectations before thereâ€™s a disruption. Lay down the ground rules and let your students know what you expect them to do and what they can expect from you.
- If a disruption happens first in group time, address it generally in group time. Donâ€™t be too specific about that one student, but let everyone know that your expectations arenâ€™t being met.
- If it keeps happening, pull that student aside after the group is over. Donâ€™t be specific with him or her in the moment, but donâ€™t let it pass either.