How Teachers Handle Unruly Students

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On November 30, 2010, I posted a video of a Cornell University lecturer, Mark Talbert, who lost his temper when a rude student repeatedly made loud yawns in his classroom.
New fellow Bloomergal sent me this video with this note:

“A friend just sent me this video of teachers handling classroom disruptions and I thought you might get a kick out of them.”

A warm welcome to the Fellowship, Bloomergal!

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0 responses to “How Teachers Handle Unruly Students

  1. As one who’s taught at the Senior High School level [Once only, Thank God!] and then college level afterward, I sympathise w/the long-suffering folks in the video. How fore-warned students could be so mindless as to leave their cell phones on is beyond me. They shouldn’t be surprised when an instructor runs out of patience w/fools such as themselves.
    Yet our lives are fulfilled and made better when we get even one student who “gets it” and blossoms under our care. So we return and put up w/the endless BS and abuse, all for a compensation that in many cases is only slightly better than the lowest paid civic worker, one whose life we rarely if ever consider! But as Plato and others pointed out centuries ago, and Dr Richard Weaver recently, we do it for the ideals we follow, never the financial awards.

  2. Yes! 🙂

  3. Thank you Bloomergal! Terrific to see that these people have guts!


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