How to deal with a group of misbehaving students?
I am a teacher candidate and this is my last year as doing an internship. I am now feeling pressured and not knowing what is the right path should I select when it comes to Classroom Management. This is the first time I am teaching in a 'public school' and really faced a hard situation today that I have never faced before in my practicums.
The story is, it was supposed to be an enrichment class, but the mentor teacher had something important to do, so the students stayed in the classroom. She asked me to go and see them. While she took time to come back, I just started talking and wanted to do some activities or playing the subject's games with them. Some students refused listening to me when I asked them to sit and go to their places. I did not shout at them but asked them angrily to go to their places. Some just stayed at the front of the class. I did not understand why did they act like this. They told me that they didn't want to play any game but just to have freedom and hang around.
- English Language Arts