When something happens at school that is considered a negative behavior by a student (interruption, not following directions, not keeping hands / feet to self, etc.), it's definitely hard to ignore.
However, if you DO ignore it, the problem will just fester, and fester, and fester … until it becomes a bigger problem. Then, there could be some major issues. No one wants that.
Instead, try the "Step Aside Chair" like we have in our classroom. If a child makes a mistake, which WILL happen, just have them immediately go to this chair (which is still facing the group, and still part of the action), and say "You need to step aside, I will be with you in a minute."
Then, after your internal clock of 1 minute has expired (and you've focused on the students that ARE behaving)… go over and have a discussion with that child about what happened. That's all they wanted anyway, is your attention. Research shows that we learn about 70% of what we discuss… so that's pretty good odds that it won't happen again.
Make the disciplinary action (if there is any) logical… based on what happened, the severity, and the frequency of that time period.
We discuss this more in my FREE videos that are coming out right after the New Year, and we cover much, much more about The P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. Program that happens in our class. When you're at our website, it will direct you to where you should go to sign up, and did I mention that I give you some FREE stuff, too! If you just can't wait, click on the link at the bottom of this blog:
Now that seems pretty logical to me... teachers helping teachers.
Feel free to make a comment about my blog(s) at any time. Do you have some of these behaviors in your classroom? What do you think about using the "Step Aside Chair?" Do you use a different method that works for you?
Looking forward to hearing from you.