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how should i treat with stubborn students?

Jan 30, 2014 2:13am

i have a 9 year old girl in the class she is good but she wants me just ask question to her and some times doesn't have pay atention i dont know what should i do???????
help me

  • English Language Learners / Special Education


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    • Feb 9, 2014 7:11pm

      There are several methods you can use in the classroom to call upon students when you are asking a question--make it more random to keep students engaged and to ensure that you are asking all students questions and not just the same students.

      Set it up as an expectation--"I'm going to ask some questions today. I am going to draw a popsicle stick and it will have one of your names on it. When I call on you please be ready to answer the question." Have popsicle sticks with each of the students' names on it.

      Another strategy you can use is a deck of playing cards. Assign each student a specific card--you will need two decks for this. When you draw a card from the stack, the student that has the matching card will answer your question.

      Hope this helps,


      • Jan 30, 2014 6:09am


        I see that your question is categorized under ELL. Does your curriculum review expectations for behavior in class. In September, our ELL program focuses explicitly on the expectations in American schools, and sometimes students have different expectations in different cultures/countries. You could model appropriate behavior, as far as asking questions, and help her to act in more appropriate ways. As far as the attention issue, it may be that she is not understanding the language, so scaffolding lessons may help her to access materials at her own language level.

        Hope this helps,

        • Jan 30, 2014 7:21am

          tnx katie
          i hope too
          i know the scafolding way i try this way too

          • Feb 1, 2014 6:17am

            pay close attention and listen the question what she wants. then give answer

            • Feb 1, 2014 11:12am

              tnx rashid
              but she just me ask quetion to her and not any one else???

              • Feb 10, 2014 6:34am

                tnx dear friend
                i'll try to use them.