It’s no secret that teachers are struggling. In fact, the mass exodus of educators is real, and it’s not only because of the pay. It’s because of the disruptive and disrespectful behavior from students with absolutely no accountability. Teachers are expected to be patient and understanding, but there’s only so much they can take.
When students are constantly disrupting class and showing no respect, it takes a toll on their mental health and wellbeing. And when there’s no accountability for this behavior, it only makes things worse.
Appropriate behavior in the classroom is the combined responsibility of teachers, school administrators and parents. While teachers are responsible for setting the tone and expectations in the classroom, administrators and parents play an important role in supporting and reinforcing positive behavior.