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Old 09-16-2018, 12:09 AM
 
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I have a severely emotionally traumatized incredibly spoiled child in my class as well as another child who is defiant and has some serious issues. Then the rest of class is, well, working on behavior with several who are consistently pushing limits. Probably due to watching the special kids (some for now four years in the same classroom). It is frustrating since the two kids are so above and beyond in behavior. It is very hard to hold consistency in these circumstances.

It looks like it is going to be a very tough year.


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It has been a tough month for me already!
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Try to leave school as early as you can this yr and find fun things to do in your life. I am dealing w/ a group of really, really messed up kids too this yr.
Don't let them see you sweat or lose it.....We'll probably be seeing a lot of each other on the vent this yr...
We can have a challenge....lets see which 1 of us "loses it" 1st... You may have an advantage cus I am close to quitting. Not planning on it this yr though.
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It seems like I have more of these type every
Old 09-16-2018, 04:55 AM
 
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year! What is going on in society? I just donít understand why there are so many more every single year! I will be in your competition. If either of you try something that works, PLEASE let me know.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Do you have my class?

Actually, beyond my 2 main concerns, the rest of the class is pretty good. They push boundaries some, but they work.

I had a behavior specialist come observe this week. I already know she wants me to try a sticker chart with a constant reward thing. I am dreading it. I think those are so unfair to the rest of the class. I have to figure out how to reward everyone when he earns (if he does) a reward, because they are putting up with a lot. A LOT. . I am also pretty confident that the sticker chart is not going to work. It does annoy me.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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I had a behavior specialist come observe this week.

How in the world did you swing that? We are told we can't have one for a GenEd kid--they have to have an IEP already in place.


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Old 09-16-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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He has an IEP for VERY minimal minutes.
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Ohhh, okay! I was hoping you had a magic way around that!


And I get it--the behavior specialists are paid from SpEd funding, so it makes sense. And the few times I had one come out (before they enforced that), they were pretty useless and unrealistic, soooo....
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Kahlua I reward "the rest" of my class constantly with "ignoring points". I give them to individuals and to the whole class. When they ignore or don't feed in or react to the "behavior students" bad behavior they earn them and these are linked to rewards like wearing your hat in class, getting to take off your shoes in class or getting to eat in class. It rewards the kids and it takes away the reinforcement (attention) for the behavioral students bad behavior.

I also give Role Model Rewards (brag tags or class economy tickets). If little "Suzy" gets her reward for doing her work foor doing xyz then those around her also get rewards because they set a good example for "Suzy" which helped her do xyz.

I have also started to give class tickets each time my behavioral little one leaves the room for a break. Everyone else stayed and worked-well they get a ticket for our class economy then, great job staying in class and being hard working scholars.
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Ditto EarthMonkey
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You could have been describing my class, too. I have a student with a behavior/safety plan that is difficult to implement with any consistency because I have no educational assistant. His plan calls for ignoring many of his outbursts and rewarding him when he attends to a lesson or task for a short period of time. A student transferred in from a neighbouring school and is having off the scale emotional meltdowns to minor things. Of course, student #1 is now provoking student # 2. Kinderkr4zy, I'm going to borrow some of your ideas to reward my other students.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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We can all empathize with each other!

I also do a lot of enforcement of ignoring, through smiley faces for the class and recess extras and choice time extras. The rest of the class has improved a lot over the last several weeks. The class is also working on not blurting or joining in with another person's blurt. One of my way over the edge kids is always yelling blurts throughout the day. At least the blurts have moved to cheerful and away from fury and self harm declarations!

I also modeled what the kids might see and modeled the expectations of ignoring. I talked about many different needs and being respectful to each others' needs.

I am using class dojo to record the positives and negatives going on. Which is working to some extent for my second child.


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