How can I motivate a class of students with behavior issues to be independent?
I am feeling discouraged in my first year of implementing the Daily 5. It's March and my students are still not independent when I'm working with small groups. I look around the room and see behavior issues everywhere. We have "started over" with the Daily 5 implementation routine almost every three weeks. They do great for the first day, then slip away quickly. My students are still not writing, using word work centers correctly and using reading to someone strategies correctly. These are things we have modeled and talked about time and time again. I am constantly modeling, students are modeling the correct way to do things. I will model how to not do things and we will talk about how that's not independent. I'm looking for ways to motivate them to take charge of their learning.
- English Language Arts