Disruptive behavior in the elementary school setting has become an increasing concern for educators, school personnel, and mental health professionals. There is more time spent on discipline and redirecting, which can impact the other students in the classroom (Jacobsen, 2013). The most unacceptable problem behavior was disrespecting teachers in terms of disobedience and rudeness, followed by talking out of turn and verbal aggression. The findings revealed that teachers perceived student problem behaviors as those behaviors involving rule-breaking, violating the implicit norms or expectations, being inappropriate in the classroom settings and upsetting teaching and learning, which mainly required intervention from teachers (Sun & Shek, 2012). According to the study of (Kaplan & Gheen, 2002) describe disruptive behavior as involving speaking out in class without consent, moving the chairs, and disrespect. Learners who speak amongst themselves when they are supposed to be attending to an activities or listening to their teachers, learners who bored and are easily distracted from their activities, and learners who unnecessarily disturb other learners in the classroom may also be said to be exhibiting disruptive behavior as it includes many behaviors, the researcher has chosen a flexible approach to defining disruptive behavior. These behaviors disturb teaching and learning in the classroom.
Classroom behavior is one of the trickiest issues teachers face today because classrooms are much more complicated than they were in the previous years, more students come to school with behavioral problems than ever before and teachers face the challenge of managing their behavior
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Sun, R. C. F., ; Shek, D. T. L. (2012). Student Classroom Misbehavior: An Exploratory Study Based on Teachers’ Perceptions. The Scientific World Journal, 2012, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1100/2012/208907