How to manage ‘low’ level disruption

The Unofficial Teacher's Manual

Your learning outcomes are on the board and you stand waiting patiently for your class to listen to you introduce the lesson which you spent so long planning.

But every time you say a word, someone talks over you, usually with something inane. You firmly and fairly reprimand them, and as soon as you’re finished, someone else does the same. You firmly and fairly reprimand them, and as soon as you’re finished . . . you know the rest.

We’ve all been there, and for an NQT the former experience is part and parcel of the NQT year, after which there is significant reduction. During mine, this was enough to make people cry during NQT meetings, and pretty much every teacher in the school would attend union meetings to complain about it.

No feeling is worse than that of standing in front of your class while they flagrantly disregard…

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