Skip to main content

How to stop low-level disruption

Magazine article image

No matter what class you’ve got this year – whether they’re from hell, heaven, too big, too small or just right – there’s one curse that can fall upon you: low-level disruption.

But all teachers wield the power to vanquish it forever, if only they use the correct means, according to teacher Omar Akbar.

Be aware of your ‘vibe’

Your room is your space. Move around and throw a couple of curveballs: take the register from the back of the room, conduct assessment from the far side. It signals that you’re the authority, and that your rules must be followed.

Use your voice

Avoid speaking in ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now