The work of the educator particularly those in high schools has become more daunting with every passing decade. There are diverse behaviors and personalities in the modern day classrooms. When some high school students put up disruptive attitudes often inimical to their studies many new educators may conclude either prematurely or naively that such students are not fit for the school environment or that they are simply not willing to learn.
Educators should know that reasons abound for misbehavior of students: Many practicing educators often fail to realize that there are always reasons behind every disruptive behavior of high school students. We may pardon the new educators who are mainly fresh from prep courses because teacher prep courses often fail to equip potential educators with adequate high school classroom management techniques for the modern day classrooms thus making building classroom discipline a daunting task for the majority of new educators at least within the first few years of their employment.
Educators of today teach high school students that are lacking in motivation and behavior management: Many experienced and concerned practicing educators know that the skills students in order to be able to behave well and listen appropriately in class begin at home, but many educators find their students lacking in behavior management. Many students of today do not learn their values from their parents but rather from television sets, video games, and Hollywood because in most instances both parents are too busy with secular jobs or their businesses for too long that the training of their children have been left to chance or baby sitters or worst still sign them up for Little League, Soccer, and Summer Camp as opposed to being truly interested in the child's development in values, work ethics, and good behavior influenced by parents themselves.
The task before educators of today: Educators of today have become surrogate parents by default but that is a task they are not inclined to accept or trained for. When students face pressures at home, it reflect in their characters at school by causing problems. Therefore, when the classroom seems unmanageable, it's best for educators to look for proven techniques. Classroom management strategies are part of a continuing education program taught in classroom management workshops which every practicing educator should take interest in. The task before educators of today includes the followings:
There is the need for practicing educators to change their views when it comes to students with challenging behaviors. There is the need to shift focus from seeing misbehaved students as threats to the smooth running of the school or even as a threat to the civil society.
There is the importance of empathy and understanding in dealing with disruptive students while at the same time maintaining firmness for a change in behavior if educators intend to achieve success on their job.
Deliberate and joint efforts needs to be taken by educators in tackling behavior problems in school, though educators have different personalities yet they need to work together and respond to students who break rules the same way rather than different ways.