Why should problem students be seated in the front of the class? There are many good reasons for this, and I remember in my time as a student that there were many reasons why students would be forced to sit at the front of the class. If you are a teacher, and you want to keep an eye on your students, why wouldn’t you want to keep your students as close to you as possible? Here are the reasons why you would want to keep your problem students up front in the class.
Obviously like I mentioned before you want to keep your problem students as close to you as you possibly can. Half the reason why problem students like to sit in the back of the class is because they don’t think that they will be seen if they are seated in the back of the class. Most of the stuff they are trying to do is going to be sneaky, and if you can’t see them, they have free reign to do whatever they want in the class.
If your problem students are in the front of the class, they have less distracting them. They don’t have the cover of other students to whip out their phones and start texting people. They don’t have the ability to throw things at other students, and they don’t have the ability to write on the walls, or do other things that might be killing time for them while they listen to a boring lecture
It helps the other students if the problem students are up in front. Like I said, they don’t have the ability to do anything to other students. They can’t pick on the kids in front of them, and they can throw paper airplanes around the classroom. There isn’t anything in front of them but the teacher, and are most kids going to do something to the teacher? While certainly some might, most problem kids aren’t that brave in the end.
If you keep your problem students up front, you can also get them more involved in the class. You can call them up to the chalkboard to do problems, and ask them to participate more in class. This helps keep them focused on the class, and not so much focused on being goof offs or doing things that will not allow them to learn in class.
Keeping your problem students up front during class has its advantages. Just like you want to keep the students who have trouble paying attention, or hearing, as close as possible, you want the problem students up close too so they can be as close to the action as possible.