Well, of course you should not tackle them (though, sometimes you may want to). But there are ways of handling that clump of students who cannot seem to resist the temptation to talk, whisper, and pass notes. As the fifth in a series of eight articles on classroom management, this piece will give strategies to help you rein in your gaggle of gossipers.
Many new teachers find themselves overwhelmed by the diverse behaviors and personalities in their classrooms. Teacher prep courses often do not equip teachers with adequate strategies for classroom management. Here are 5 foolproof tips to control behavior and maximize instructional time in your classroom.
All trainers have to manage difficult participants at one time or another. Whether the difficult participant is a talker or know-it-all, a fighter or arguer, a quiet or withdrawn person, a complainer, an unconsciously incompetent person, a distracter, or a rambler, the trainer needs to know what to do and what not to do when handling the behavior, and how to avoid taking the behavior personally. This article will discuss the talker or know-it-all.
Too many teachers in classrooms are waiting far too long before they take any action when children start to behave unacceptably. They're full of complaints about bad behaviour but don't see their part in behaviour standards deteriorating! How do you set boundaries, then? Well, think about it logically...
Cell phones are becoming more and more popular and parents are starting to get them for their kids at younger at younger ages. While they can be very useful and convenient they just don't have a place in the classroom. Here are some great tips for minimizing distractions caused by cell phones in the classroom!
A recent conversation with a teacher in a mainstream school that has recently referred yet another 'uncontrollable, we've done everything and nothing works' child to join the behaviour unit made me think about the dangers of consistency! Hard to believe? How can consistency be dangerous?
We all grew up with our parents, friends and mentors teaching us through the use of phrases, sayings and colloquialisms that seemed to fit perfectly to the subject at hand. But those sayings can be adapted to lots of situations that we face in the classroom, including the topic of classroom discipline.
Multitudes of so called experts sit around tables at endless meetings, pontificating about children's appalling behaviour in schools. Pearls of wisdom abound, they write a report or two and then disappear to the next meeting...
Five main causes of teacher stress and solutions.
Adults should set the terms when dealing with kids' behaviour... Ok, I know that sounds pretty obvious. Adults usually think they are setting the terms on kids' behaviour but the reality is often very different... Let me offer an example of what often happens... This example concerns yet other kid who has been presenting major problems in school and at home for years..