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Old 11-30-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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I think you are describing the students I teach in my after school specialized program. I think a lot of my students behave this way because their home life is sheer chaos, so chaos anywhere they go is what they know.

How about, just like anything else you teach, you choose to one issue and focus on that one over a certain period. Take an easy one to fix and for a week, use that issue as one to write about in writing, use that one in math words problems, find several read aloud books, and maybe even have a collection of play things (like the Fisher price rubber duckies), label it, and keep it on your window shelf as a reminder. Be sure to compliment the students who do the right thing and maybe even reward students when they start to change.

Let me know if this works!
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