Does anyone have any ideas on how to increase on-task behavior and making students more independent? I feel like my third graders are so needy and cannot even do anything by themselves. If I am not on top of my students, they will not do their work, and even then they still don't do it or it takes them longer than it should, since they are not using their time wisely and staying on task. Part of this is due to behavior and not being on task, but no amount of positive reinforcement or consequences seem to be solving the problem behaviors, and off-task behaviors. I review expectations and procedures (explaining, modeling, & having students practice during Morning Meeting) every morning, and that still only helps a little bit. I would love any ideas please!
- Behavior / New Teachers