Please help! - ProTeacher Community




      
Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      ARCHIVE


Please help!

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
b_lady's Avatar
b_lady b_lady is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 659
Senior Member

b_lady
 
b_lady's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 659
Senior Member
Please help!
Old 10-07-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I have a few questions...any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks so much.

1. I have a classroom full of boys. 25 kids total, 17 of which are boys. Any ideas on ways to keep them engaged and active without being out of control? They go from 0 to 60 in 2 seconds and getting them back is an ordeal!

2. My class talks ALL THE TIME!!! They are never quiet, not for a minute. If I stop to take a breath, they jump in. I've tried positive reinforcements, bribes, any every other trick up my sleeve. What have you done to curb talking?


b_lady is offline   Reply With Quote

bobcat's Avatar
bobcat bobcat is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,157
Senior Member

bobcat
 
bobcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,157
Senior Member
me too
Old 10-07-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

b-lady, I'm right there with you! I'm looking forward to as many helpful replies as possible! One thing that seems to work sometimes is minutes off recess. I have the word RECESS written on the board. Underneath it I put a tally mark each time they interrupt my lesson with their talking. One day, they had 15 tally marks! So when it came time for recess, I set the timer for 15 minutes. They had to sit quietly with their heads down for that long. If anyone talked (or even whispered) I told the class who it was that just added a minute onto out time. As I said, sometimes it works. The next day, they remembered their 5 minute recess(we only get 20 minutes each day) and got settled when they started seeing the tallies add up.

I give each of my students five tickets at the beginning of the week. Each time they break a rule (calling out is a biggie) they must give me a ticket. At the end of the week, I have them write their names on any tickets they have left and put them in a basket for a prize drawing. Each Friday I pull 5 tickets and those kids get to pick something from my prize basket. Some kids have all 5 tickets every week. Some have none left because of their behavior. I try to remind them of that all week as they lose their tickets. I tell them to pick a role model in the room and try to act more like that person does when I'm teaching. Then maybe they'd have some tickets left by Friday.

Again, I am really looking forward to your replies, b-lady. I hope you have a great week!
bobcat is offline   Reply With Quote
TeAcHeRinFL's Avatar
TeAcHeRinFL TeAcHeRinFL is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 433
Full Member

TeAcHeRinFL
 
TeAcHeRinFL's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 433
Full Member
good behavior game
Old 10-07-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

http://www.interventioncentral.org/h...ssroom/gbg.php

I used this when I taught title I first grade and it really worked! My crazy kids were almost silent!
TeAcHeRinFL is offline   Reply With Quote
canteach's Avatar
canteach canteach is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,827
Senior Member

canteach
 
canteach's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,827
Senior Member
Talking
Old 10-07-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Do your kids have any non-verbal signals to use instead of blurting out? For example, I have my kids do thumbs up. (i.e. Thumbs up if you know 5+3; Thumbs up if you have a dog; Thumbs up if you are ready to do the next step in the directions...) We also use the connection sign when the speaker and the listener have something in common with each other. (i.e. Speaker is talking about his dog. If I have a dog, know what a dog is, have a stuffed animal that is a dog, like a movie about a dog...I make the connection sign.)
canteach is offline   Reply With Quote
Jenny47 Jenny47 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
New Member

Jenny47
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 8
New Member
skittles
Old 10-07-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Here's one that I do when talking is really bad. When I am ready to start my lesson I will put a skittle on each of their desks. If they are quite during the whole lesson they can eat their skittle when the lesson is done. If they are not quite during the lesson I will go over and eat their skittle without even stopping the lesson. Skittles work, M&M's, jellybeans, etc.


Jenny47 is offline   Reply With Quote
bobcat's Avatar
bobcat bobcat is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,157
Senior Member

bobcat
 
bobcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,157
Senior Member
funny
Old 10-09-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

Jenny47, this is hysterical! I think I may try it next week. I'll probably be on a sugar high by 3rd period!!!
bobcat is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
ARCHIVE
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:34 AM.


Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net