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Posted on October 6, 2017 4:23 pm
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Sarcasm in the class
When asking a question there is a student that loves to give smart remarks. I try to ignore them but is there a better way to handle this when it happens again?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 8, 2017 2:55 pm

anaXan
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This has happened to me before. Try not to ask non-academic questions like "Did you enjoy that book?" or "Wasn't that fun?" you will no doubt get at least one student who says no and those questions are unnecessary anyway. If the student also displays this behavior when you ask academic questions you may try to create a teaching moment out of their response. Explain why their answer is incorrect and move on.
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LuXaSe
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I think this is a great idea because it takes the students remark and turning it back on them. They may now understand that if is this is the behavior they choose to show then it can turn on them and hopefully put an end to it
  Posted on: October 15, 2017 12:07 am

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This is the best solution
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Solution 2
Posted October 16, 2017 12:54 am

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Since this seems like a daily issue, I would try to observe what questions the student seems to have smart remarks to. If they are basic, non-academic questions it would make sense for the student to put in their two-cents. If the problem occurs for academic questions, not that is not appropriate. It will not only show that you can control your classroom and is also disrespectful to you and the class. I would try to sit down with the student and figure out why they are saying these remarks in the classroom.
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Solution 3
Posted February 20, 2018 10:09 pm

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Always plan ahead for what kind of questions you will be asking the class, for example, try to avoid non-academic questions that involve student opinions. If ignoring the student does not help then it is probably best to have a one on one discussion with the student and let them know that that kind of sarcastic behavior is not funny and that it deters from other students learning. If it persists definitely contact parents about their behavior.
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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2017 1:33 am

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Instead of ignoring him, you should tell him that h is wrong and then tell the correct answer so it seems that you don't know what he is trying to do. if he is being really wild i would put him in timeout.
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Solution 5
Posted October 8, 2017 9:13 pm

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I think enforcing consequences would be a good start. Take away recess, or something like that, move their card to a color that represents bad behavior, and if it continues contact administration and/or send them to the office.
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i agree. enforcing consequences should help get the student to stop.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 8:24 pm

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Solution 6
Posted October 13, 2017 2:27 am

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It is always nice to have fun in the classroom but their is a time and a place to be serious and in the classroom is a place to be serious so you can learn important things. I would just keep ignoring the student because they are doing it for attention.
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If I were in this situation, I would do exactly this. Do not encourage the behavior, simply ignore it and do not give it any attention.
  Posted on: February 19, 2018 10:11 pm

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Solution 7
Posted October 6, 2017 9:19 pm

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Class Dojo is the best allows you to contact parents immediately!
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Solution 8
Posted October 8, 2017 10:58 pm

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I think writing a letter to their parents explaining that they are being disrespectful could help.
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Solution 9
Posted October 15, 2017 5:51 pm

pyJeZy
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You can try not to chose that student when answering questions. To be honest, one of the most effective methods would be to make him feel awkward and go dead silent.
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Solution 10
Posted February 20, 2018 4:57 pm

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I have dealt with this as well and I would say keep ignoring what is being said unless it is inappropriate and needs to be addressed.
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Solution 11
Posted February 24, 2018 3:31 am

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It all depends on the personal opinion of the teacher that has this student. Comments like that might be okay while there is not a lesson being taught and if it is appropriate. This student might just be looking to be cool for his or her peers by making them. If the comments are not welcomed than warn the student to stop. If that does not work than parent contact should be considered.
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Solution 12
Posted February 25, 2018 3:38 pm

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Definitely ignore the responses that aren’t deterring from the lesson but address the ones that are by turning it back on them.
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Solution 13
Posted February 25, 2018 11:21 pm

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There should be classroom rules / procedures for students calling out. Along with these rules / procedures set up, there should be consequences for when this happens. Ignoring the comments will not make the student stop. There should be consequences given for the student calling out smart remarks and disrupting the class. The student could also have positive rewards if they turn the behavior around and can stop this behavior.
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Solution 14
Posted February 26, 2018 12:31 am

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Ask the student to stop calling out. Enforce that the students raise their hand when they have a question. If that dosent work I feel a form of discipline would be necessary.
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Solution 15
Posted October 6, 2018 2:35 am

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Speak with the student after class and remind them of any penalties. I would make a conference with the parents.
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Solution 16
Posted October 8, 2018 12:16 am

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Giving the student positive attention may give them what they are looking for in this case. Just make sure not to be overly indulgent with it.
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