While the latter may become disruptive when it is repetitive or persistent, it usually is best addressed by example and influence. Disruptive student behavior is detrimental to the academic community because it interferes with the learning process for other students, inhibits the ability of instructors to teach most effectively, diverts university energy and resources away from the educational mission, and may indicate a significant level of personal problems or distress on the part of the disrupter.
Common Types of Disruptive Classroom Behavior
Use the classroom for them by monopolizing class discussion, speaking protractedly and bombastically on favorite subjects with no regard to relevancy to the discussion.
Sleeping in Class:
While passively disruptive, it sends a message to the other students about the quality of the class or teaching. It is disrespectful to the instructor and the other students.
Small cliques of 2-3 students who engage in private conversations or pass notes to each other.
Students who not only come in late, but make an entrance speaking to friends, walking in front of the professor, arranging their