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Getting middle schoolers quiet at the beginning of the hour
Old 04-14-2019, 06:12 AM
 
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How do you do it? What's your method? Tell me what works for you!!

I'm doing a week long middle school ART sub job and the kids come in and get their art projects and tools...and talk, talk, talk and I need to quickly give them reminders for the hour and take attendance. Me saying, "7th graders, Let's have a seat" is not settling them down.

HELP ME!



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Give them something to do. I start my classes with a warm-up activity. That allows me time to perform any administrative functions, and it gets them to settle. If the teacher doesn't leave anything like this, it only takes a minute to write something on the board for them to respond to.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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My students always have a bell ringer assigned. They do often need a reminder to start working quietly.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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Students entering a class noisy is normal in middle school.

I tell them that at the end of 15 seconds, anyone not quiet and in their seats is marked late.

I then begin my loud countdown.

Usually students are settled down within three minutes.
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it's usually hit or miss. Some days in middle schools are great and the kids are so cooperative. Other days I leave there completely worn out and rethinking whether I will ever return! I really think it's all day to day and if one or two ring leaders start sometimes control can be lost quickly.

But, I threaten to write names down and actually have a clipboard in my hand with a pen and the seating charts are always with me so no one tries to sit somewhere else and cause problems!


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