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HELP, please!!!
Old 09-03-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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This is my 34th years of teaching and I feel like I've lost my 'touch'.....my ability to manage the classroom behaviors. This year I have 15 boys and 9 girls, and they are getting out of control. We are on Day 17 of school, and behavior are worse now than the beginning of the year. Things were under control until I got 2 new boys last week.....this seemed to change the dynamics of the class, and not in a good way. I try to focus on the positive (clipping up, group points, classroom money for our store, stickers, etc., instead of negative like clipping down). I've modeled expectations, had students practice, still have students redo when they don't do something correctly. We have a pretty busy, active day. I vary my instruction with seat instruction, carpet instruction, singing/learning songs and rhymes, hand/body movements that go with our learning, brain breaks, partner work, group work, independent work, frequent restroom breaks, etc. I'm having a hard time getting students to participate when I ask them to do the hand motions/movements for our learning. I'm frustrated, and I know that the students who do participate consistently are frustrated, too. Any advice that you can give would be greatly appreciated!


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