Tips For Managing Difficult Behaviors In The Classroom offers teacher response suggestions to typical behavior difficulties.
Possible responses are given to the following behaviors:
Rambling - Wandering around and off the subject. Using far-fetched examples or analogies.
Shyness or Silence - Lack of participation.
Talkativeness - Knowing everything, manipulation, chronic whining.
Sharpshooting - Trying to shoot you down or trip you up.
Heckling/Arguing - Disagreeing with everything you say; making personal attacks.
Grandstanding - Getting caught up in one's own agenda or thoughts to the detriment of other learners.
Overt Hostility/Resistance - Angry, belligerent, combative behavior.
Griping - Maybe legitimate complaining.
Side Conversations - May be related to subject or personal. Distracts group members and you.
Some additional suggested keys for managing challenging student behaviors are also given.