[toc] At Carleton University disruptive behaviour is an instructional offence.
It also pollutes your mind with negativity and distracts you from presenting great lessons, building joyful relationships with students, and really loving your job.
Yelling, scolding, and the like will fill your classroom with knife-cutting tension and disharmony.
As a visitor, you can feel it the moment you walk through the door.
The students are battle weary, excitable, and unsettled.
With a bit of reading and some practice, calm and effective classroom management isn’t difficult to learn.