I know most teachers with good classroom management strategies would say the answer to the title question is “usually not.”
If you are normally a more reserved teacher, then yelling could certainly take them by surprise. lol.
But, at least it has been my own personal experience, that many students get yelled at at home quite a bit, and have learned to tune it out.
Here’s a great classroom management plan to try – if you raise you voice three times or more at a student or at a class, then take it as fact it doesn’t work.
Getting louder than the noise from the classroom is typically an easy thing to do with no special tools needed, no materials, and no planning ahead, but if that classroom management idea isn’t effective, then why keep trying to make it work and hope that students won’t repeat the same behavior again?
Maybe it is time to try some fresh and new behavior management techniques, for your sanity and the kids’ behaviors.
What is classroom management?
I wish I could toss a classroom management plan template that worked 100% of the time for all the different management scenarios in a school. If so, I would be a billionaire for sure.