When pupils misbehave it's possible that teachers are partially at fault for setting the wrong tone, writes Lekha Sharma
It’s 9am. The dawn of a new day. Your lesson has just begun and you’re quietly optimistic that this will go just as you planned. Then a student in the fourth row starts rocking on their chair.
Within a few minutes, the whole thing has escalated. Forget the lesson: you’re now playing a game of behaviour-management chess with a defiant opponent. It’s the latest in a long line of incidents with this young person.
You have to get them over the line academically, but it feels impossible given their current attitude. What’s a teacher to do?
This is a scenario that I’ve quite often been faced with ...