Classroom Pet Peeves

29 Oct


Have you ever noticed that one of the worst places to learn is a classroom? When we understand what bothers the people around us we can avoid specific behaviors and enhance the learning atmosphere. As normal human beings, we typically don’t pursue relationships with the people that drive us nuts. Focusing on pet peeves that many people have with their peers in the classroom will make people aware of annoying behaviors. If you feel like you’ve been getting death glares from your fellow classmates, these tips will come in handy.

The Nuisance of Noise

According to Catie Simpson on her blog, any form of unnecessary noise will irritate most students. People that talk during class are considered disrespectful and disruptive. Not only do they prevent themselves from learning the class material, they also hinder those around them from paying attention. Any potential side conversations should wait until after the class is finished or another appropriate time.

The Psychology Department at Georgia Southern University had a discussion between students and professors to analyze different pet peeves. Despite popular belief, there is such a thing as a dumb question. When the teacher clearly explains a topic and there are multiple questions about minor or unnecessary details, it wastes class time. Also if the question only pertains to an individual circumstance, be considerate to others in the class by asking the question outside of class time.

Other noises are more difficult to control but they remain a pet peeve to many people. Coughing, for instance, is an understandable illness that can make it hard to resist the urge to cough in public. According to popular blogger Jeannie Crofts, coughing creates tension and disgust from the healthy individuals that are around the person with an illness. Do us all a favor and stay home to recover.

Learning doesn’t have to be a grueling experience. Instead, we can enjoy a classroom setting as we follow basic social norms.


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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


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