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Slow transitions
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I need some help. I've been at this for over 10 years, but my bag of tricks has failed me. I have several students in their own little worlds this year. When I transition or ask for them to take out certain materials, these students just sit there staring into space. In previous years, I used music instead of words to signify transition time. Didn't work this year, so I went to an oral system where I give very concise, limited directions. I've tried rewarding those who are on task, taking Dojo points for those who aren't, verbal countdown, etc. Still they stare, then when they jolt to reality, everyone is waiting for them and the transition is taking entirely too long. Any ideas?


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Old 11-02-2017, 03:16 AM
 
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I usually have my students come to the carpet once their supplies are on their desks and ready for the next activity. I randomly pick names. I have sticks in a cup with names. If you are on the carpet you get a skittle. If not, no skittles for you! Also, if you rush to the carpet or act foolish you donít get a skittle! Iím so impressed with the power of a skittle.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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Start without them. It's a natural consequence for their actions. Do not repeat the part of the lesson they missed. Trust me, they will catch on quickly.
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Give them extra notice.
Old 11-02-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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Let them know earlier and individually that they need to start preparing for transitions.
By the time the rest of the class is ready to transition, they will have caught up.
Takes a little extra time up front, but it works.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Write a list on the board of the materials that need to be on desktops or other directions you are giving orally. Perhaps these students are not auditory learners but rather visual learners.

Begin the lesson when most of the class is ready...natural consequences.

The three people to be ready are the last three people in line for lunch??


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If you are on the carpet you get a skittle. If not, no skittles for you! Also, if you rush to the carpet or act foolish you donít get a skittle! Iím so impressed with the power of a skittle.
I do this, but with glitter grapes (I don't like giving out candy). Works like a charm.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:59 AM
 
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What is a glitter grape? Iím so intrigued! 😂
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Oh, the good old days!
Old 11-05-2017, 05:05 AM
 
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We arenít allowed to give any food for any reason. When we could, I could have kids jump through hoops for a lollipop!

I have one of those silly singing fish. It plays for 30 seconds. Everyone who is at the rug in 30 seconds gets a 30 second dance party. (I play the second song.) Fun and effective.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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I often put on a brain break during transitions. So, once 2 or 3 students are on the carpet I start the brain break. Those who are taking a long time to clean up, suddenly need the restroom/a drink, etc. miss out on the brain break.
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