Essay: Should disobedient students be taught separately?

Disruptive school students have a negative influence on others. Students who are noisy and disobedient should be grouped together and taught separately. Do you agree or disagree. Give your reasons.  

Sample response

There is no denying the fact that noisy and disobedient students disrupt classes and leave a negative impact on others. This, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that they should be grouped together and taught separately because such grouping will only solve part of the problem. Of course, it will benefit the well-behaving students. But the students thus segregated are unlikely to gain anything from this arrangement.

Disobedient students try the patience of their teachers. They make it impossible to cover portions in the required time frame. Worse still, they cause major distractions. They might even encourage other students to behave like them. And hence there is some truth in the argument that disruptive students have a negative impact on others. By putting them in another class, teachers can improve the academic performance of other students.

On the other hand, the children who are thus grouped and taught separately are unlikely to gain anything. It will not improve their academic performance. It is also unlikely to improve their manners. In all likelihood they will grow into adults with criminal tendencies. Some of them could also develop an inferiority complex.

As stated above, grouping students according to their manners is perhaps not a brilliant idea. If only well-mannered and academically bright students are put together in a class, it will definitely improve their performance. But that is not quite a solution because schools and teachers have a duty to ensure the intellectual and psychological development of all students, not just the intelligent ones.

What’s more studies have always proved that behavioural problems could have some underlying causes. It is possible that these children have an abusive background. Their disobedience is probably a sign of the problems they face at home. Perhaps a better solution is to provide counseling. It might improve their manners without making them feel unwanted or inferior.

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