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What causes a lack of discipline in schools?

What causes a lack of discipline in schools?

Many students in schools today seem to have a hard time following rules and behaving well. This problem doesn’t just pop up out of nowhere. There are several big reasons why it’s getting tougher for teachers to keep the classroom in order.

Large class sizes

When there are too many students in one class, it’s like trying to keep an eye on a huge flock of birds all at once. If you’re a teacher with 45-60 students, getting everyone to listen and learn is super hard. In these big groups, students who already like learning might do okay, but those who don’t care as much often end up not doing well.

Lack of real consequences for students

Sometimes, when students don’t follow the rules, nothing much happens to them. They might use their phones, chat instead of listen, or even skip classes, but they don’t really get in trouble. Even if they get sent to the principal, they might not face any serious consequences. This makes students think it’s okay to keep breaking the rules.

Parents Aren’t Always Helping

A lot of parents treat their high school kids like grown-ups and don’t set firm rules. They don’t make sure homework gets done or limit time on phones and games. When teachers call home about bad behavior or bad grades, some parents just shrug it off, saying there’s nothing they can do.

Technology Addiction

Many students can’t seem to put down their phones or stop gaming, even for a short class. They’d rather leave class than give up their phone. This addiction to technology really takes them away from learning and connecting with others in real life.

Outside issues

Some students have really hard lives at home. They might not see their parents much, have to take care of brothers and sisters, or even work to help pay bills. Others might live in places where there’s a lot of violence or other bad stuff happening. It’s hard for them to focus on school when they’re dealing with so much stress and fear.

Thinking Learning Isn’t Cool

In some schools, students think that being smart isn’t cool. They don’t try hard because they want to fit in. This means they might not do well in school, which can make it hard for them to get into a good college or find a good job later.

Feeling Hopeless

All these problems can make students, parents, teachers, and even school leaders feel like they’re stuck in a really deep hole with no way out. It’s tough to find the energy and hope to make things better.

Read: The Challenge of Discipline in Schools: Understanding Both Sides

So, the lack of discipline in schools isn’t about students just choosing to be naughty. It’s about a lot of big problems that make it hard for them to act any other way. To fix this, everyone involved needs to work together and find new ways to help students learn and behave better. – Mark | Helpline PH

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