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Posted on October 9, 2017 2:25 am
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Calling Out for Attention
In a class I was an intern for, a young girl would randomly call out information. Clearly, the stunts were for attention, as she would talk about her personal life whenever given the opportunity (or not). The teacher of the class tried to combat by reminding the student to not share personal information and not to call aloud unless called upon, but the behavior persisted. Eventually, the child's behavior became a lot less mild after talking with counselors for some time. What else could be done for these types of behaviors?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 9, 2017 2:51 am

useZyt
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I would suggest to continue talking with the counselors, but give her some one-on-one attention. It should lower the amount of attention needed if the teacher checks on her every so often. She may have things going on at home that cause her to act this way.
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Andrea Howey
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 10:53 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 9, 2017 5:25 am

SeQeLy
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I think that I would have started with a conversation with the girl to see why the problem was happening and see if there were any resources I could provide. If it persisted I would inform the girl's parents about the disruptions. If the problem still pursued, that is when I'd involve school counselors.
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agedyQ
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If I were in this situation, I would do exactly this.
  Posted on: February 24, 2018 4:09 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 15, 2017 1:31 pm

pehuby
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Is the child have a rough time at home where she feels like no one is listening to her? Maybe explain to her that there is a time and a place to share personal stories, but now is not it. A kindergarten class I shadowed would have morning talks where each student was allowed to tell the class random personal information. It really helped get a lot of that energy out and it usually took no more than 8 minutes.
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uWureg
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I agreed with this solution. I liked that it designated time for all the students to share anything new or exciting going on in their lives and handles the situation without singling out the individual student.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:44 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 20, 2018 10:02 pm

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Having a one on one conversation with the student is a good start to see why she acts out the way she does and tell her if there is anything that you as a teacher can do to try and mask that unwanted behavior. It is also important to always keep parents updated on what goes on in the classroom and how their child is acting in the classroom.
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
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Solution 5
Posted October 15, 2017 9:20 pm

qyZeqa
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I like that the counselor helped and continuing to see the counselor may be the fix to the behavior.
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
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Solution 6
Posted October 16, 2017 3:45 am

zuMyJe
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I would look into other resources for the student and inform her parents about her actions in class.
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
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Solution 7
Posted October 15, 2017 7:18 pm

yheGeS
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Maybe something is going on at home that is causing this issue? I would maybe get ahold of the parents and see if there is anything that is making this happen if not maybe speak with the parents and the staff at school to see what can be done. Possibly counseling in or outside of school.
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Solution 8
Posted February 25, 2018 3:21 pm

Sieara Voegtle
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I would pull the student aside to talk to them about their behavior. Allow them the time to talk about their personal life and habits, but remind them that blurting out is not the time or place. If you could find daily time to talk to the student, then the calling out should decrease and student will be content with the time to talk one on one.
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Andrea Howey
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This is a very good and detailed response. Great idea.
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Solution 9
Posted February 25, 2018 5:02 pm

Nicole McVey
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With my experience these children who call out for attention are either an only child or children with many siblings, regardless they are both cravings being the center of attention. I would genuinely explain how calling out is unkind to fellow classmates, explain you know that she is a quick thinker and has much to share, but other students may need more time to think of their responses and want to share and when she calls out she steals that opportunity for others which is not acceptable. In addition to privately talking to the student, I would implement a procedure for questioning and answering questions in the classroom and a rule about relevance to subject matter and enforce that storytelling can be done during lunchtime or after school and there isn't always time for those stories during the school day unless it is something one another can learn from and even then you must get teacher approval.
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Solution 10
Posted February 25, 2018 10:52 pm

Andrea Howey
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I would ignore the child untill class was over and pull her aside and explain what they are doing wrong
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Solution 11
Posted October 7, 2018 1:41 pm

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I think getting administration and counselors involved is a great idea. Maybe even getting parents involved.
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Solution 12
Posted October 7, 2018 1:41 pm

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I think getting administration and counselors involved is a great idea. Maybe even getting parents involved.
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Solution 13
Posted October 8, 2018 12:18 am

rybuZy
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I would stand closer to the student so they would be aware of my presence and then rethink their actions.
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Solution 14
Posted February 20, 2018 12:40 am

Shelby Farrell
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Isolation in the classroom, ignoring obnoxious behavior, or perhaps posing consequences for each offense.
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agedyQ
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I would never do this! This is wrong!
  Posted on: February 24, 2018 4:08 am

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