How to deal with rude and disrespectful students?
I have two class periods with a handful of rude and disrespectful students. My classroom environment is a math technology classroom where the kids must work on an online math program the entire class period. I do not teach any math subjects, but am there to tutor and assist. All the kids work at their own pace and are on different topics all the time. All my students are the lowest achievers in math and are the behavior problem kids. My class size is about 25 students and I only have 25 computers. These kids do not care about learning and their parents do not seem to care if they learn at all as well. I have moved students, kicked students out, written DRFs, talked to the kids one on one. I am running out of ideas. I feel like they treat my class as a joke. They ignore me when I speak to them and talk back to me when I ask them to stay focused. It is disappointing because I keep hoping the kids will act better, but every day I am met with disappointment. I need more suggestions! Thank you
- Math / Technology