A study on NPR a few months ago noted that in a classroom, children with disruptive behavior have more influence in the class than students who behaved.
If you removed behaving students from the class it made no difference whatsoever in the learning environment. If you removed children who disrupt, however, it turned the class into an unstable state—often times in a negative way.
Typically we teach kids to behave, not to create.
Yet sometimes it’s better to be disruptive than to behave.
As a leader, who do you look to as emerging leaders? Do you look for the ones who behave or for the ones who disrupt?
Posted on Thu, October 29, 2009