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i been looking for behavior rutines

Nov 5, 2013 12:20pm

my students sometimes go out of control i use some sort of rotine called cards but it dosnt work

  • Pre K-2


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    • Nov 6, 2013 7:26am


      Students in pre-K- 2 need a lot of practice with routines to help them move through their day. When do students seem to be acting out? If it's during transition time then you could model what appropriate transition looks like and provide rewards, like stickers or extra reading time, if they can model you correctly. If it's during reading time, maybe the seating configuration isn't working. Are they having a hard time sitting still? If so, maybe you could purchase small seat pads so they can get some sensory stimulation while sitting. First, identify when the misbehavior is occurring and then think about which appropriate behaviors should replace the inappropriate behaviors. Start building routines into those times.

      If there is a certain setting/time of day where they are in control, think about how you can replicate that environment.

      Hope this helps,

      • Nov 11, 2013 8:37pm

        I agree with Katie, young students need a lot of practice with routines and consistency with them as well. There are some simple ones like teacher says "1, 2, 3, eyes on me" and students reply "1, 2 eyes on you". Or to quiet them down, the teacher starts clapping a routine on hands and knees and the students are supposed to copy the routine, and the teacher keeps doing it until all students are also doing it. It not only captures their attention, but they stop talking as well. Another non-verbal cue can be just raising a hand until all other students raise hand. All of these require some modeling and practice but once they get going can be really useful.

        • Nov 12, 2013 11:02am

          How about an old-fashioned sticker chart? I've seen that be a successful way to reward good behavior and help learn from the bad. If you have access to technology in the classroom, there's a great free app called Beep & Boop which is the 21st century equivalent of a sticker chart. ;) You can add your students to the app and give them Beeps when they're good and Boops when there's a behavior you want to correct. You can also set goals so that they get rewarded when they gain enough Beeps.

          • Dec 2, 2013 8:25pm

            I actually modified an idea I found on a video here. Basically, I have a number line on the board that goes from 0-10. My students can go up the number line or down, depending on the whole classes behavior. When they get up to 10 I treat them to a specula activity. They love it, I love it. It's a great system. I love that it's a class responsibility and they shush each other when some girls talk. It also helps avoid making speeches. It's like a silent sign that they are getting too noisy. Good Luck!