Well-behaved students tend to do better in school than those students who are disruptive and misbehave. If you want to show your teacher that you are serious about your schoolwork, and if you'd like to become a better student, behave in class. Here's what you need to do.

Stay focused. Keep your eyes on your teacher, on the blackboard or on the overhead projector screen. If you randomly look around the classroom, your teacher may feel that you aren't paying attention to the lesson.

Come to class well-prepared. Be sure to bring any materials that you will need for class, including paper, pens, pencils and your textbook. If your teacher asks you to bring something specific to class, be sure to bring the item to class.

Remain quiet during class unless your teacher gives you permission to talk. If you wish to talk during class, simply raise your hand and wait for your teacher to call on you. Never just call out answers or questions during class because you can disrupt the flow of the lesson.

Shut off your cell phone during class. A ringing cell phone, especially one with a musical tone, can disrupt a class. It's best just to turn your phone off when you are in class.

Stay in your seat during class. Raise your hand and ask your teacher for permission if you need to leave your seat for any reason. Once given permission to leave your seat, exit your seat or the classroom quietly causing as little disruption as possible.

Show your teacher respect. Listen to your teacher when he is talking and follow all directions your teacher gives you.