The teachers need to keep their students engaged and working in a positive climate for learning. Sadly, this is often easier said than done.
Here a list of the most common discipline problems in schools:
- Rule violation.
- Skipping class (Class cutting).
Causes of indiscipline outside of school
Dysfunctional and broken families
Sometimes the reason why students show negative attitudes and indiscipline in class is because they are experiencing physical, verbal or emotional abuse from parents, who are addicted drugs, have poor communication patterns between the family members or have financial incapability. It turns into a serious meltdown for teenagers and they bring these problems to school with them. Most of these teenagers suffer high levels of depression, show anti-social behavior and act aggressively.
Lack of discipline at home
Some parents tend to have difficulty setting limits and struggle to hold them. If parents don’t discipline their children, they will grow up with no respect for authority or what is right and wrong. So it’s very important for parents to set clear rules and the consequences for breaking those rules.
Some bad habits can create a bad impact on students’ academic performance and affect their ability to learn effectively. Here is a list of the most common bad habits that teenagers have:
- Staying up late every night.
- Skipping meals and eating junk food.
- Too much television and social networking websites
- Procrastination (the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished).
- Not exercising.
Causes of indiscipline inside of school
Poor teaching involves far more than an inappropriate match between the school's curriculum and the students' needs. An ineffective teacher tends to make the same mistakes repeatedly and it causes indiscipline inside the classroom.
Here is a list of the main characteristics of a bad teacher:
- Poor attendance.
- Lack of teacher’s authority.
- Lack of classroom management.
- Bad teaching styles.
- Poor motivation skills.
- Poor social skills.
The rules are not enforced
When a student is not punished for bad behavior, he or she will do it again. Establishing, monitoring, and consistently reinforcing classroom rules are one of the most effective ways to prevent and reduce bad behavior problems.
Bad company doesn’t encourage a student to take his / her studies seriously. Bad company can influence on the personality of a good student. His or her peers may influence him or her to blow off class, skipping classes, to lose moral values and stop caring about getting acceptable grades.
- Bear, G. (2010). Discipline: Effective school practices. National Association of School Psychologists.