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When subbing Strings/Band
Old 11-20-2017, 06:53 PM
 
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...in middle school....how do you get their attention to stop playing and listen to you? I've subbed a lot of strings/band classes lately and I'm struggling with this and do not want to yell to get it quiet.


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light vs. sound
Old 11-21-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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You're right, you can't fight sound with sound. How about flicking the lights off/on? Otherwise, I would just stand in front of the class like a conductor with my arms up to mean stop.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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My main fear was that they would destroy an instrument.

I have subbed for band a few times. There is nothing you can do but call the principal.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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I avoid these types of sub jobs ever since I was tricked into subbing for chorus.

It was the "they know what to do, we just need a warm body in the classroom" situation.

They didn't want to sing the songs and in one class the girls said "shhhh" and the boys said "it!" When I asked them to stop, they said "we're not swearing!"
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:50 PM
 
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Oh man, I love subbing band. Since it's an elective most of the kids actually want to be there, and I usually just let them play and do their own thing (this is literally what the lesson plan says as well 99% of the time).

For getting their attention, it helps if there's a conductor's stage. In the band room I've subbed in, it's actually elevated so I can stand up above them all and get their attention by raising my arms like somebody else mentioned earlier. Not gonna lie, in the bigger classes (40+ kids) there's always a cluster that just start playing right after their name's called, and I'll usually stop and look right at them until they cut it out lol


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