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Students talking in lectures

Students talking in lectures

Students talking in lectures can be distracting and off-putting for lecturers and other students. If students are talking in the lecture you could follow the lecture protocol if you have one. Example Lecture protocol In previous years problems were created during lectures as a result of a minority of students in the lecture theatre talking […]

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Tearful students

Tearful students

Tearful students need care and attention. If a student is tearful, take them somewhere quiet and more private and allow them to explain what is wrong. It is useful to have a box of tissues in your office. Reassure them that it is OK to be upset but retain your professional role e.g. don’t cuddle […]

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Addressing absenteeism

Addressing absenteeism

Absenteeism can be disruptive for classes, and ongoing absenteeism will ultimately effect student learning. Whilst attendance at lectures and seminars is not compulsory it can be helpful to take a weekly register. This at least lets students know that you have some interest in whether or not they attend and could go some way towards […]

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Handling aggressive students

Handling aggressive students

Handling aggressive students is occasionaly something all student-facing staff have to deal with. This can be a very unpleasant experience, and these tips can help you to deal with this type of situation: Stay calm and try to diffuse the situation. If the student remains aggressive or you feel they might become violent, and you […]

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Surviving difficult teaching situations

Surviving difficult teaching situations

Difficult teaching situations can arise for all educators, regardless of level of experience. Sometimes they can be a result of something that has happened in the class, and sometimes as a result of something else entirely. Often, difficult teaching situations arise as a result of a number of factors. These tips can be helpful for […]

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Disruptive classroom behaviours

Disruptive classroom behaviour

Students can become disruptive in the classroom, and you must address these issues. By ignoring them you can reinforce that bad behaviour, as students will think it does not matter, and such behaviour is always disruptive of a class. These tips offer ways in which you can deal with these behaviours: You should always be […]

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