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Posted on October 16, 2015 4:44 pm
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Mandy Beverly
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redirection, redirection, redirection
Mrs. Smith has a student in her class who is consistently interrupting her during instruction. This student has been redirected several times for interrupting and not raising his hand. Being that this is not a "behavior" problem, the teacher continues to redirect. However, when does the teacher draw the line and assign a consequence? Mrs. Smith feels that the student should be accustomed to classroom procedures by this point in the school year and that failing to comply with the teacher's expectations should not be tolerated. What should Mrs. Smith do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2015 8:45 pm

aTytyP
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This is a problem in that it distracts the teacher from teaching and it distracts the students from being able to concentrate. We have a system set up where they receive a paper copy of their official warning for whatever behavior, in this case being distracting. Once they have received the warning, then they receive whatever the next consequence would be. For us, it is a copy sheet. And you would just continue through the chain of consequences.The child will stop the behavior from this.
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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 4:09 pm

tuRemy
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Mrs. Smith should instill a positive behavior system for when the student does raise his hand. It may be hard for the student to control impulsive behaviors. Using positive reinforcement may motivate the student to practice self control.
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Solution 3
Posted October 17, 2015 12:52 pm

PyNaTy
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I have found that this is a constant problem within some classroom. At the beginning of the school year I would have handed out a code of conduct for the classroom that Intelís all the rules the consequences. I would go over it with the class have them sign and have them take it home to have their parents sign it. This way not only helps the student understand the consequences of their actions and parents will know what to expect when they are contacted by the teacher. This helped our classroom deal with this type of problem.
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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2015 2:53 am

ZujaTa
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Class DoJo is amazing and will fix all of your problems with having to constantly redirect. The students gain and lose points depending on their behavior/actions throughout the day. You can use it on the computer and on your phone through the Class DoJo app. I keep my phone on me and give/take away points when needed. There is also an amazing parent communication tool, similar to a text messaging system, that is built into the website/app. Any parent that connects to DoJo will have a text messaging-type system where you will be able to send messages back and forth as often as you need. It will be a life saver and it best of all, it is free!

As a teacher I also have 5 very simple rules. It has always worked out very well for me. I got them from Whole Brain Teaching (http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Brain-Teaching-Challenging-Kids/dp/0984816712/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445223217&sr=8-2&keywords=whole+brain+teaching).

1. "Follow directions quickly."
2. "Raise your hand for permission to speak."
3. "Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat."
4. "Make smart choices."
5. "Keep your dear teacher happy."

Good luck!
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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2016 4:05 pm

duGyJy
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I would try giving the student three post it tabs and place them on the students desk. I would then explain to the student they have three times to interrupt me while instruction is taking place. If the student interrupts, I take one tab. I do this quietly without stopping my instruction and without calling attention to the students actions. If I take all three in one subject block, further action is taken, such as their card being pulled, a note home, loss of recess etc. At the being of each new subject block, I replace all three tabs to start again. This allows for those students who simply at times cannot remain quiet to still have a chance before further action is taken.
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Solution 6
Posted February 26, 2017 4:04 am

Robert Hendler
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There is a game I play with my kiddos. Teacher versus students and you put the teacher on the board and students or specific students. make a T chart and whenever the student is on task they get a star when they are off task you get a star. Make it into a game.
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Solution 7
Posted October 18, 2015 3:44 pm

eQynuv
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Let the student know that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. He should know at this point how to act with respect. If he cannot, there should be consequences.
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2016 11:52 pm

yjeNus
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One possible solution for this scenario could be to add 'raising your hand' to the list of rules. If you did add this to the list of rules it is important to make it specific to the behavior you are seeing form this student. If this student breaks the rule a non-verbal cue can be given, then a verbal, and then further consequences can be taken to ensure this student understands this is not an acceptable behavior in the classroom.
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Solution 9
Posted February 27, 2016 6:19 am

Maryssa Kane
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Since it doesn't seem like this student is trying purposefully to interrupt and cause problems, a real "punishment" does not seem to be in order. What I would suggest is to give the student an official notepad/ sticky notes/ paper etc. Tell the student to write down everything they would normally say in class, unless it is an answer or if the instructor calls on them. Then, at the end of the day, the instructor and the student can go over everything the student wrote down, from thoughts to questions and everything in between. This prevents the student from interrupting the class, but makes them feel heard.
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