Excluding students from classroom: Teacher techniques that promote student responsibility

Ramon Rom Lewis, Shlomo Romi, Joel Roache

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    Students who continuously misbehave are frequently excluded from class, allowing them time to reflect on their inappropriate behavior. This paper examines students' perceptions of the teacher's behavior toward them prior to, during, and after the exclusion, focusing on teachers' explanations, punishments, and follow-up conversations. The results indicate that students who do not accept responsibility for being excluded think that their teachers' are to blame. To convince students to accept responsibility for their acts, teachers must explain why the exclusion is necessary, warn and punish before excluding a student, and hold a follow-up conversation, highlighting the impact of the misbehavior on classmates.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)870-878
    Number of pages9
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Issue number6
    Early online date15 May 2012
    StatePublished - Aug 2012


    • Classroom management
    • Discipline
    • Excluded student
    • Teacher-student relationships, Student responsibility


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