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Reacting to the Reactive Student Teachers unprepared for an unruly student, or set of students, is misrepresented in an oblivious way, as novice teachers often are, and should acknowledge there will be instances where discipline is needed in the classroom. First-year teachers may be startled by this, though this issue spans throughout a teacher's career. As the old saying goes, “There is always one bad apple in the group”, and this is often the case in the classroom despite the best support and encouragement of their teacher and classmates. Situations teaching English as a second language may have minimal disruption, and the classroom is in syncopation with the teacher, like with advanced speakers in small classes, or in business English situations, but it is something every teacher should be ready to manage in their classroom. Classroom disruptions cause delayed lessons, interrupting organized lesson plans, rushed assignments and tests which lead to lowered learning achievements among the entire class. Where students or their families are paying specifically for the classes, this is especially critical to acknowledge immediately, working with school administration if needed. Time is very valuable in the classroom, and if a student is disruptive, it takes the teacher away from the lesson too much. Ideally, the classroom has a positive climate and is free of negativity and harm towards either pupils nor teacher. Misbehavior lowers as the positive climate of the classroom increases An encouraging environment is best for ideal childhood development and in learning a second language with many studies to prove the power of positivity over negativity. Like a child mimicking the parents, students mirror their teacher's character, behavior and even gestures; teachers have a large influence on the classroom environment. For example, if a teacher raises their voice, it is no surprise the student does, too. A calm, cool character is critical to maintaining the classroom atmosphere. Teachers, however, are not yet able to control students telepathically, and proactive discipline is sometimes needed to maintain the said atmosphere. When physical or medical hindrances are eliminated, such as a student with poor vision sitting in the back of the classroom, or ADHD tendencies, and everything is ok in the student's home environment, a quick response is required to prevent the situation from escalating, though this response can vary each time. The student should have a clear understanding from the teacher that the action or statement was inappropriate. Further punishment should be weighed and considered, though it should be consistent, fair and completely within the school's disciplinary policies. In extreme cases, a disciplinary action report should be filed with the school as good record keeping. Teachers should work with the school's administration team if they are encountering frequent outbursts or disruptions in their classroom that are beyond their control. Although there are many ways to discipline a student such as lowering daily grades by small points, after school detentions, teacher conferences and removal of classroom privileges, the foundation should always bring the individual lessons of fairness, maturity, and life-like situations that require cooperation and problem-solving skills. The encouraged student is the one who succeeds, and retains not just the lessons learned on the chalkboard, but also the ones unspoken, on maturity, development and learning how to grow as an individual.