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Old 12-09-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Ah! RC teachers.. I need your help!! I am having such a hard time with the dynamics of the boys in my class this year! ( I know.. who isn't??) I am so discouraged! There are 5 who feed off of each other and get the rest of the class going.
Transitions tend to be loud followed by complaints about various behaviors
when I come in from bus duty they are loud, silly, chatty, and in to each other's business.
ALL of the specialists are having a hard time managing them

I have had heart to hearts, morning meetings, going over rules, modeling, logical consequences and earning back certain things I have had to take away....

I know I should reread the books to refresh my memory on strategies to solve this, but I just can't take on more work right now.

If you read this all, I appreciate you!!
Thanks in advance!!!


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That sounds just like my class. Unfortunately, though, I haven't got any suggestions that you haven't tried. I'm hoping someone else will have some ideas that might help us both.
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thoguht i was the only one!
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I just happened across this room! I really thought you were the fly on the wall in MY classroom! I WISH I had an idea ro soemthing to try but I am constantly changing techniques just to keep the kids on their toes this year! I have been dubbed to have the "worst" class by the teachers...UGH!
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I could have written this post about my own classroom this year. I have 4th graders and I too have about 5 boys who feed off of each other. I have never had a group like this!

I have tried everything you have, but I have also contacted parents each time they are out of line. This is almost every day. It does help a little. I also send home a reflection sheet that the parents have to sign. The kids can reflect on why it's important to be respectful and safe and the parents signature tells me they saw it.

I also have made more time for energizers that get them moving back to seats during transition times. They are busy participating in the fun, so they don't have time to get out of control. At times, it is hard to get them back on track though.

Some days we just can't win em all.
 
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Using a lot of Energizers seems like a good idea. I have had classes like this, and sometimes it's just a bad mix, and we have to hope that they are learning that adults (that's us!) can be patient, respectful, and hold to a standard of excellence even if it seems impossible.

It's always a good idea to focus as much as possible on the rule-followers - giving them lots of attention and keep the focus on learning.

I don't think anyone mentioned class meetings.

This is not the same as a morning meeting, but a class gathering to solve a problem. One problem. Pass around a taking stick after announcing the single purpose of the meeting. For example: problem with the time of day when the teacher comes into the room from bus duty. Who notices that it is a problem besides the teacher? As the stick goes around each person says what they have noticed about that time of day. Or they can pass. No comments!

Then you summarize, and pass the stick around again and each speaks about a possible solution so that we can work and learn together. Summarize and try one or a combination of the ideas suggested. helps with feelings of ownership and community problem-solving instead of just doing what the teacher says.


Reconvene in a few days to report on how it;s been going, and readjust the plan. Respectful and effective. Caltha Crowe's book "Solving Thorny Behavior Problems" has some good info on problem-solving.

There is hope to end up the year on a positive note! you can do it!
Peggy


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