Some students know how to misbehave just enough without getting punished.
These students may not be doing anything outrageously bad, but their behavior is still disrupting learning. These are the kinds of things that can be really frustrating for a teacher.
A lot of times the students who push the limits without quite crossing them are the upper level, honors types.
I am a fan of keeping track of cumulative misbehavior. If a student crosses a minor boundary once or twice it may not be a big deal. It is when students cross the same boundaries over and over again that problems can occur.
The best way to prevent regular but minor misbehavior is to keep a record of it. When the number of infractions becomes too high, a consequence may be in order.
Set limits and stick to them.
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