Distractions In The Classroom - Behavioral Expectations
Classroom "etiquette" expectations should include:
- Attending classes and paying attention. Do not ask an instructor
in class to go over material you missed by skipping a class or not
- Not coming to class late or leaving early. If you must enter a
class late, do so quietly and do not disrupt the class by walking
between the class and the instructor. Do not leave class unless it is
an absolute necessity.
- Not talking with other classmates while the instructor or
another student is speaking. If you have a question or a comment,
please raise your hand, rather than starting a conversation about it
with your neighbor.
- Showing respect and concern for others by not monopolizing class
discussion. Allow others time to give their input and ask questions. Do
not stray from the topic of class discussion.
- Not eating and drinking during class time.
- Turning off the electronics: cell phones, pagers, and beeper
- Avoiding audible and visible signs of restlessness. These are
both rude and disruptive to the rest of the class.
- Focusing on class material during class time. Sleeping, talking
to others, doing work for another class, reading the newspaper,
checking email, and exploring the internet are unacceptable and can be
- Not packing bookbags or backpacks to leave until the instructor
has dismissed class.