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I understand.
Old 10-29-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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I feel the same way sometimes when I sub. I don't think I have as bad an issue, because I'm OK if I can see their faces, but when in an unfamiliar classroom, I don't know their voices, so I often can't tell who is talking if I am writing on the board, or helping someone in the back of the room.

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•students abused their power by falsely accusing rivals and letting their friends get away with talking
This is exactly why I never use student talking monitors!

But I agree that

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...the program could would if:
•students were not out to "catch" offenders
•students were rewarded if they had a quiet area and didn't have problems.
So if you want to stop barking at noise, reward quiet instead. Mark off a section of your whiteboard as a chart, with a box for each ____ minutes (2? 5? 10? not sure exactly) that they are to be listening/working quietly.

If they have been quiet at the end of that period of time, you mark a star in the box. So many stars equals a reward (extra 5 minutes of recess, social time at the end of the day, skip two questions on homework...whatever you want to use).

The kids will remind each other to be quiet because they want to share in the reward.
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