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Posted on October 17, 2015 1:36 am
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uXyRyd
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Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself!
Everyday, I am constantly reinforcing this rule to my 1st grade students; KEEP YOUR HANDS, FEET, AND OBJECTS TO YOURSELF. Lately more students are putting their hands on one another be it pushing and shoving in line or hitting someone on the carpet. I have a clip system in which the students would have to move their clips down (with the chance to move back up), as well as class dojo in which the students will loose points or have their points erased all together. These tools seem to not be working as much as I would like them to. What do you all suggest?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 17, 2015 3:45 am

Sophy Shabana
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Positive reinforcement seems to work better than consequences. In addition to the Class Dojo and the point system, I select a student of the day by using the class tools website. This website has a digital wheel which has different segments where each students' name can be entered. Only students who moved their color up get their name on the wheel. At the end of the day the wheel is rotated by the click of a button and a student is selected. The student of the day then receives their reward of choice which is visit to the library, extended recess time, no morning work, home work pass etc. This system seems very popular with the students as their receive immediate gratification. And they also like the element of surprise and the fact that they are recognized by their peers.
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rybuZy
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Yes. Opt for positive reinforcement instead of punishment.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:52 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 4:40 pm

tuRemy
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I would do a mini-lesson on friendship in order to make the classroom have a community feel. Sometimes just a reminder that we are all on the same page and we are in this together will do the trick. Find a book that models good friendship and behaviors and bad. After, have time for an activity where the students sort good/bad friend behaviors and then allow them to share their own.
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Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2016 2:19 pm

taMaSe
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I suggest rewarding more of the positive behaviors that students exhibit in your classroom. Also, remember not to yell at the students because they may not respond well to it. Set up a rewards system to use in the class with your students. Reward their good behavior with lunch with the teacher, recess, or camp reading day.

Also, if there are certain students that continue the hands on behavior, then I would hold parent-teacher conferences with the parents of those students. I would discuss my concern with the parents in an appropriate way.

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rybuZy
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I agree about not yelling; this can frighten students.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 11:01 pm

Shelby Milton
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Model to the students what you mean by "keeping your hands, feet and objects to yourself." To adults, it seems simple, but the first graders might need you to model good behavior to them. Class Dojo is great for positive reinforcement. Make sure the students are able to see when you give a student a positive Dojo and explain to the class the reason for giving the positive Dojo.
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Solution 5
Posted October 3, 2017 1:43 am

Yeilin Ramirez
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ClassDojo is a great positive reinforcement to use. You can begin your week Monday morning by playing Simon Says in class. While playing this game, you will incorporate actions that include students to keep their hands, feet and objects to themselves. After a short 5 minutes of playing Simon Says, the teacher can review the classroom rules about personal space to start the week on a better foot.
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Solution 6
Posted October 17, 2015 3:54 am

RuZyGy
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When walking in the hall, have the students walk like soldiers. This will help them re-enforce where their hands should be and students enjoy doing it.
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rybuZy
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This is a bit ridiculous and doesn't solve the problem.
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Solution 7
Posted October 19, 2015 1:03 am

ZujaTa
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Along with discussing the issue with the councilor, and possibly your admin team, to find different solutions, you could also talk directly with the student about how it makes you, and the other students, feel when he is constantly touching, how it would make him feel if someone were to do the same to him, and most importantly, about the importance of consent. This is a newspaper article posted by The Washington Post about the importance of teaching our children/students about consent at a very young age (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/02/13/its-never-too-early-to-teach-children-about-consent-and-boundaries/).

The student might not be receiving these lessons at home, and could actually be receiving the opposite message (that consent doesn't matter), and if he understands that he needs to listen to others wishes and understand their boundaries before attempting any types of touching, or at least ask for permission before he does.

To go along with this you can use Class DoJo, like the poster above said. And try to do as much modeling and positive reinforcement as possible. I know it can be hard to get out of the pattern of focusing on the negative behaviors, but it really does help both you and your students to lay on the positive reinforcement.

Good luck!
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Solution 8
Posted March 5, 2016 9:38 pm

WuzyJa
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Have a different consequence besides just putting their clip down. Do not let these students go to recess or participate in fun activities if they continue to not follow the rules.
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Hm, negative punishment may be a good idea here.
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Solution 9
Posted October 4, 2016 1:15 am

WuzyJa
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Punishments need to be made. Like to not have recess or take away special privileges.
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Solution 10
Posted October 8, 2016 6:41 pm

yZaHuM
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I agree with many of the other solutions. The use of positive reinforcement and praise does tend to do better than consequences. I would not do away with consequences, but just add positive reinforcement.
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Solution 11
Posted October 9, 2016 10:56 pm

uHudyt
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I think putting tape on the floor around their desk and chair will also be a good visual component to help them keep to themselves while at their desk. If they cross the lines then they need to move their clip.
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Solution 12
Posted October 9, 2016 11:46 pm

yjeNus
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I have experienced a similar situation. You follow all of the behavioral approaches and are still struggling to maintain control. Studies of shown that if you discipline one or two students for this behavior, the rest will sort of fall in line. This will show the students that you mean business and that they will follow the rules or suffer the consequences.
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Solution 13
Posted October 12, 2016 5:13 pm

yZytaz
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Maybe spend about 10 minutes creating a lesson or project that shows how to be friendly and keep there hands together. There are videos and workshops that allow you to teach your students about this issue. Positive reinforcement works a little better than punishments.
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Solution 14
Posted February 28, 2017 3:58 am

XequMa
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Just keep on reinforcing as you are doing. I have heard a "rules of the classroom" song, your class could sing that every morning --music is always fun for kids! Singing the rules everyday and reinforcing that students should keep their hands and feet to themselves could take care of the problem.
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