I know teachers who get mad at every little student disturbance that happens in their classroom. They treat everything like it's an emergency.
If your goal is to have quiet and robotic-like good behavior, this strategy may not be a bad idea.
If your goal is to maximize student learning, student relationships, and mental health, then this approach is probably not a good idea.
Sometimes students do things that make you want to lose your temper. This is true whether you are teaching five year olds or twenty-two year olds. It is part of the job of teaching.
Learn to pick your battles. There may be times when a student does something to deserve a harsh reaction. Most of the time, though, the best way to handle student disturbances is to keep calm and stay under control. You will be glad you did.
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