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Old 08-30-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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I need a Discipline Technique for when students misbehave.

I do NOT want to talk to them when they misbehave.
Because when I open my mouth, a heartful of emotions spills out.
That causes a lot of trouble for me.

So, I need a SILENT WAY to stop them from misbehaving.

Ideas?


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I'm curious as to what grade you teach. Elementary? Primary? Intermediate? HS?

That may help with responses.
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Preschool through 6th

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My husband's school uses class dojo. He's an elementary school specialist too and really likes it.
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I am also an advocate of Class Dojo. They do get competitive over Class Dojo and when I had it in my classroom, I also had the kids in groups as well as individuals during my last year of teaching Second Grade. Then as a specialist, I just did it by teachers and printed off the sheet for admin during the entire year to use.

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I move to stand near the student that is misbehaving and give that child the "teacher eye."
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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Connie beat me to it. One of our, now retired K teachers, was famous for "the look." It was amazing to watch. If you try it you must include one raised eyebrow.
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I want to do something to let them know that I see their misbehavior and I expect them to fix it right away.

But, I don't want to skip a beat or let anyone know that I'm rattled.

Silent...with a Smile...but Deadly
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Never smile. They'll go in for the kill. The death stare with one eyebrow raised while standing next to them. Don't move away. Keep teaching. Dojo is great, but my experience with it has been iffy. Some kids love that visual and it becomes a competition, even for negative points.

If you need to verbal redirect a child, use simple language to redirect. Don't go into emotions. Since you teach different grade levels, keeping it as simple as possible is best. Don't give reasons for consequences. Give your warning, then follow through. They know they are doing wrong. The more attention you give them, the more you feed into the behavior.

Good luck.
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proximity and dojo
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Proximity is a strong tool to use to let the child know you see what they are doing and they now know you are aware of their misbehavior. I stand there until they correct the behavior and then go from there (if needed)

I am also a specialist and our specialist team uses Dojo. We meet at the beginning of the year to agree on green points (positive behaviors) and red points (negative behaviors) It is powerful when they hear the tone for a red point, or see me take away a point, sometimes I do this without telling a student...I keep teaching, monitoring, whatever, then go to my computer or smartboard and give a red point. It usually fixes the problem.

I have heard teachers developing a signal (for example a hand sign) to students with behavior problems to keep them on track.

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Yep. The stare. Works for all ages
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I use it on my little grandkids. Today I used it on an 8th grader. He tried to stare me down, but it didn't work. The entire class (36 kids in a gym) became totally silent and attentive. Proximity and the stare. A deadly combination.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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I just tap on the table as I'm teaching, and give them the look if needed. That way they know that I see their behavior, I'm not interrupting my lesson, and hopefully they will correct their behavior.

The tap is generally as I walk by...I try to not call much attention to it
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Quote:
I need a Discipline Technique for when students misbehave.

I do NOT want to talk to them when they misbehave.
Because when I open my mouth, a heartful of emotions spills out.
That causes a lot of trouble for me.

So, I need a SILENT WAY to stop them from misbehaving.

Ideas?
There was a student who would drive other subs nuts with his behavior. I was his teacher's go-to sub because I was the only one who never left a note complaining about her class.

Here's what I did; just compliment all the students around the one(s) misbehaving. I was careful not to get into "mouth battles" as the principal used to call them.

I also had the student who was frequently out of his seat pass out papers and collect them. Finally, I would compliment him privately as public compliments set him off.
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A couple of suggestions
Old 08-31-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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I love class dojo! It seems to work really well!

I also sometimes use sign language (listen or stop). I can do both from across the room and I make sure that my students know what they mean.

One other thing that I do is I will walk around and randomly put a sticker on the paper of students who are doing what they are supposed to do. It's funny to watch all of the students try so hard to figure out what they need to do to get a sticker.
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Clip Up and Down and Change Colors
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I like the stare and close proximity methods to correct behavior, and I like the Pocket Clip Up/Down and Change Colors slips displays that some teachers have in their classrooms.

The students start out on a Normal midpoint position on the Clip display. A clothespin labelled with their name is moved up for good behavior and down for bad. On the Change Colors display, all the students start on the same color, let's say it's pink slips for good behavior... if the behavior changes they can get additional slips of green, blue, or red for bad behavior levels. At the end of the day the students have to mark the color their on in their take home folder.

You can decide to test these displays for a certain time period... say an hour before lunch, or during Math, or Reading or Science... you can also decide if you are going to reset the displays after Recess.... That way if the students didn't make good choices in the morning, they might be able to redeem themselves in the afternoon.

One young man told me, yesterday, that he was already on Red so that I couldn't do anything else to his display! Was he upset when I added a second Red slip to his display pocket! (In that class throughout the day, if students were caught doing something well or received a compliment from another teacher, their display colors were mitigated downward.) So now this student would have to do better to get two red tickets removed!
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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I found mini stop signs on Pinterest. These were great because you can just walk by the student and put it on their desk, or if it's multiple students, just hold it up.
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I carry around a clipboard with everyone's name on it. I check off talking out, but also try to recognize positive behaviors. I also keep important papers that I need to sort on this and a to-do list, so I don't lose anything.

I now also have one of those mini-clipboards where I don't have their names, but can just jot things down. When I get a kid screwing around, I give them the look and then jot down something. Sometimes I am writing "buy milk and bread", but they don't know that! Creeping up behind them also works wonders for me. Also, I like to throw in random things like, "I'm looking for the most attentive student today." Sometimes I have a little prize like a pencil, sometimes I just write that kid a note with a stick on it. They all want to be the "best" even in middle school.
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Couple ideas
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Sign language. Whole Brain Teaching--Scoreboard (just be cautious that it doesn't turn into a YOU vs THEM negative thing).

Check out "Aaron's Hobbies Presents" on Youtube. Watch several of his videos. The signs that he uses could work for many grades.

Did I read you are a substitute in one of the comments? Can't recall fully, but if that is the case, choose 4 or 5 important ones to teach at the beginning of the day when you introduce yourself...and use them. The kids will recall them. If their teacher doesn't use them, they may find it fun and exciting. Otherwise they will be indifferent about them. Hope that helps.
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