• Jennifer Meta Robinson

The Trouble with Disruption

Here's a review of an old publication of mine: "A Question of Authority: Dealing with Disruptive Students." In "Oh me! What to Do? The Trouble with Disruption," Melissa Ellen Davis writes:"Disruption doesn't necessarily mean a person threw a piece of paper or that someone spoke out of turn. In fact, disruption can be the fault of the teacher. Teachers are disruptive when they seem distant or uncaring, when they surprise students with tests or grades, if they come late to class or cancel class all together. There needs to be a sense of continuity in the classroom, and failing to create this kind of atmosphere may cause a rift in the classroom environment."