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Tips for Special Area teachers?

Nov 4, 2014 6:53am

Hello! I am a Computer teacher and see my students once a week. I have one particularly challenging class that has several rambunctious students. Their teacher tries her best but she is having trouble keeping them under control in the classroom as well. How can I get them to settle down and pay attention in my classroom if they are having trouble in their home classroom as well? I have clear rules, engaging content, I am consistent and firm, but the trouble is they are ALL SO WIGGLY and SILLY that as soon as I have gotten one child under control three others are now acting up. I could literally spend my entire time with them managing their behavior and NOTHING else would get done. Help!

  • Arts / Physical Education / Technology / Other
  • K
  • Behavior


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    • Nov 8, 2014 5:27pm

      Have you ever tried incorporating movement into your class? I know you are teaching computer, yet if you were able to begin class with a quick movement game/activity (simon says, quick yoga poses, etc) that might help them settle down into a lesson. Then you can try to get them moving again in about 20-35 minutes, and again at end. This often works for me when teaching K-2nd grade. The movement game/activity often only needs to last 1-3 minutes, and can really help.

      • Nov 10, 2014 9:36am

        Thank you, Jasmine, I will try that. I have used movement activities such as GoNoodle, but the students often dissolve into chaos even during something like that which is supposed to be fun. :(