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Posted on March 16, 2015 12:03 am
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ymuTyZ
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Pushing in Line
When my class lines up, they tend to push and argue over spots. We line up in ABC order but they run to get in line! They also ski[ each other and this become a noisy issue in the hallway. What can I do to fix this?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 16, 2015 12:18 am

udapum
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You could call students to line up based on who is being quiet, or call them by rows or groups depending on how they are sitting. If they run or misbehave in line they have to go back to their seats and try it again. It will take awhile the first couple of days to get students used to an orderly procedure, but once they understand that you are not going to back down from it, they will eventually comply. You could also consider using rewards to positively reinforce students who are meeting your expectations in line.
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zemyRy
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I do like this option for lining students up. This shows the students that following directions will get them lined up quicker.
  Posted on: October 2, 2015 1:20 am

Tamupy
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Your solution exhibits great classroom management. If the students are not lining up like you have taught them to, then they will not line up and walk quietly. I have seen your solution in action in a first grade classroom and it works. The teacher did not like how the students were lined up walking down the hallway so she took them back to the classroom and they tried it again. The students had to line up a couple of times as well, but the teacher stuck to her classroom management plan. The next time the students lined up and walked to recess like the teacher expected them to walk.
  Posted on: October 3, 2015 3:46 am

uzyXuV
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Great ideas, having students line up by good behavior and if they can't walk in line correctly they have to go back to classroom.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 1:07 am

eSyTyt
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These are all great ideas that I will definitely try in my classroom one day.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:13 am

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Solution 2
Posted September 29, 2015 1:50 pm

Tabitha Tirado
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Instead of lining up in ABC order it may work to have all the students seated at their desks and dismiss to line up by the quietest row or table. By doing this it is not a free for all to line up.
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VeHyge
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This is a great option, I think this will also motivate the students to sit quietly and listen to directions. That way they are the first group to line up.
  Posted on: October 1, 2015 2:32 pm

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Solution 3
Posted March 16, 2015 12:49 am

ugevyX
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Practice lining up in the room or a place that they will not disturb others. This will help them learn the order so this is not a problem. I also have eagles as my behavior theme and it is our mascot of our school system. I give small eagles to the students especially in the hallway. They use these to move their behavior clip up. They are all trying to get to the top of the chart.
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Giving the students incentives is a great way for the kids to listen.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:52 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 3, 2015 8:55 am

reHuSe
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I would have students sit back down and try it again. If they are noisy in the hallway, stop them until they are quiet enough to continue walking. You could have students space themselves out by using their arms. In my intenship we would give out two stickers for who walked best in line and that worked great.
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Solution 5
Posted October 4, 2015 7:04 pm

Holly Ebbert
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A solution to this problem would be to rearrange the line often. Instead of lining up in ABC order line up in ZYX order, meaning the opposite of ABC order. You could also pick numbers from a hat quarterly and let the students pull from the hat and this is their spot. This would let everyone have a different spot. I would also incorporate weekly line leaders and caboose leaders. The caboose leader is at the end but in charge of holding doors open.
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Solution 6
Posted October 2, 2015 7:15 pm

PezaLe
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I would have the students keep a 1-2 foot distance from each other. I would also have the students, depending on the grade level, imagine they are in their own bubble if the bubble is popped they will have to move to the back of the line. Having students play small games will allow them to be knowledgeable in their actions and more willing to follow the rules and expectations.
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Solution 7
Posted October 4, 2015 6:48 pm

HaLyvy
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This goes back to classroom rules and procedures. It is important to make sure that the students are aware that there will be consequences when rules are broken. When having them line up, try calling students by the table groups they sit at to eliminate racing to get in line.
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Solution 8
Posted October 2, 2015 1:15 am

zemyRy
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Using a visual on the floor such as numbers, shapes, or the alphabet will help the students know where they need to stand. This works great for younger students, also lining students up by classroom job assignment works well. Other solutions can be line the students up by, the quieter table, by rows if the row is ready and following directions all work well.
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Solution 9
Posted September 28, 2015 11:09 pm

WuGusa
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Tell the students that they need to get in the line quietly and pushing each other over spots is not acceptable and that we need to be quiet or their will be consequences.
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I think there should be consequences for students pushing and being loud in line, but the children need to know what the consequences are.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 1:06 am

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Solution 10
Posted October 4, 2015 7:17 pm

Kayla Campbell
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I would switch up the line order on occasion. Students do not need to be in ABC order for everything they do. In my classroom, I choose a "mystery walker" from a name jar each day. Students do not find out who the "mystery walker" was until the end of the day. I monitor the line during transitions and if this "mystery walker" does a good job all day long then they get some type of reward.
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Solution 11
Posted October 19, 2015 7:30 pm

yZytaz
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maybe rotating the line every week will allow each student to have the opportunity to get the front of the line. Also for the noise in the classroom you can have a line monitor who writes down the names of the student who are loud in the hallway and move their stick when they get back to the class so they know it is not okay.
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Solution 12
Posted February 28, 2017 12:31 pm

XequMa
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Have students use "walking feet" to get in line. You can use a points system or have an incentive when they walk in a quiet line. They need to know this is put in place for their safety as well.
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Solution 13
Posted July 6, 2017 11:49 pm

Shelby Glonek
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I have been in a classroom that lines up in the order of their desks with a rotating line leader every week. Although these minor arguments still occur, it is not very frequent and every student is given an opportunity to lead the line and get out of their usual spot for a week. I find that mixing up the line here and there gives the students a break from each other and will prevent friction.
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