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Desperately need help
Old 08-14-2018, 04:23 PM
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Today was the second day of school for kinder, and I have one student who I have no idea how to manage. In general my class is pretty good with a few students pushing limits, but nothing overly destructive, just the usual talking and needing reminders to listen. I have one student though who...I don't even know.

To start, he doesn't listen. He will not come to carpet, will climb under tables, go to his backpack and pull out drawing sheets (won't draw when I ask though), go to the reading corner and lie down, sit behind kids and push them, throw his nametape around (no name tag now) and cut in front of line with force. If I try to correct him, he will not listen. Like genuinely will not acknowledge me or following any directions, except for occasionally making and annoying kinda whiny sound. If I try to hold his hand to direct him somewhere, he'll go then immediately leave. If I try to get him to stay somewhere, he will physically fight to remove himself and I have to let go because I can't really grab him.

He listened a total of twice today (in the morning and only for a short amount of time), and the rest of the time I was forced to just let him for the most part since I have 23 other new kinders and he won't listen or cooperate. I had my aide pull him out to talk and he recited her the rules and showed he understood, but he doesn't want to listen.

Today while he was wandering around he went to a computer and I called him to carpet and he started laughing. I'm hesitant to give any more instructions because he won't listen. He did fine in PE, though when I picked him up from Spanish the other day he was crying.

I've tried consequences (giving every student at carpet a sticker) and rewards (letting him pet our class pet or offering stickers for compliance-refused both). He won't even do a gonoodle.

I'm at my wits end and it's only been two days. I'm going absolutely crazy, and I need to know how to change his behavior quick because I can not have a student hurting other students at carpet and distracting from their learning at every single opportunity.

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