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Posted on February 20, 2018 4:48 pm
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WaTeLa
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Classroom Management SOS
I am currently interning in a high school ESE room, the students are at levels between 2nd grade and 4th grade. The teacher that I am with has a hard time managing the behaviors of the lower level students. She has left me in the room at one point and one of the students threw his backpack at the fan that is in the room. I told her about the incident when she got back to the room, the student even came up and told her because he was proud of himself. She just told him to take his seat, was there something else to be done?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 21, 2018 2:48 am

uDaHeD
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Even though the students are lower levels, there needs to be classroom rules set it place or at least followed through with. You can work with your CT to develop this, or you can take charge on your own and remind the students of the expectations and what's allowed. If they know what kind of behavior isn't allowed, that's a step towards them not doing something like that again. However, doing nothing will only have them break the rules again knowing nothing will happen.
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PeMuQa
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It is important to communicate with your CT. If there is something you can do to help them, then that may be the best way to bring the classroom back to manageable levels.
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Posted February 21, 2018 1:15 am

tuBaZu
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As an intern, you are also allowed to correct behavior as well as need to practice classroom management. That type of behavior needs to be corrected when it happens, telling the student to pick up their belongings and move their seat next to you may have even been enough. Assert yourself and be involved, this is your learning experience and time to try your own style of management.
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Posted February 20, 2018 10:50 pm

yzujyV
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A more effective classroom management system needs to be established. It does not seem like the teacher has established any consequences for student behavior and because of which students feel as though they can do whatever they want. Students need to know that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated and the necessary consequences will be applied to everyone.
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Posted February 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Hannah Poore
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I agree that as an intern, you have a right to assert yourself and get involved with classroom management. If you are the one to witness the behavior, and your CT doesn't see it, don't be afraid to give the child consequences! Definitely let your CT know of the situation, but as previously mentioned, your internship is your chance to try out your own style of classroom management. I would also talk to your CT to find out what their classroom management plan is, and maybe try to work together to implement some changes if the current system doesn't seem to be working.
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Posted February 23, 2018 12:58 am

ZeSuQy
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I agree that as an intern it is your responsibility and part of the course to embed yourself into the classroom which means teaching, attending meetings and correcting classroom behaviors. I would make notes of what is occurring before the student begins to throw things or get upset. Recognizing the antecedent will help you develop a plan to redirect or calm the student before the upsetting behavior begins. Once you have your data you can implement an effective behavior modification plan with your CT to correct the students behavior. This plan should include a lot of positive reinforcement for correct or on task behavior. Also it is important to get support and back up from your CT, since the students will most likely be more apt to accept consequences from her than from an intern. If none of this works i would speak with your university supervisor.
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Posted February 25, 2018 2:01 am

JytuTe
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The first step is to create a classroom management system that and consequences that need to be adhered to. The student needs to know that you are an authority figure and that this behavior is not acceptable and will be dealt with. I would also keep a log of this behavior and students response this may be helpful if any conferences need to be held with administration or parents.
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Posted February 25, 2018 4:49 pm

Nicole McVey
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No matter the level of students or their disabilities rules and expectations must be clear and consistent with consequences and rewards for students who obey or disobey. Behaviors should not be ignored especially those that are physical and reoccurring. The teacher may want to talk with the student one on one and ask them why they are proud of what they did and help them to understand that it is unacceptable behavior for school and offer a warning or consequence and stick to what she said or she will constantly be tried and run over by students. Confidence and consistency are the keys to classroom management with support of relevant and appropriate expectations, consequences, and rewards.
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Posted February 26, 2018 12:11 am

aTaqyW
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In that specific instance, it seems that the student was acting out for attention so that is why she probably chose to ignore the behavior. However, this is a behavior that is dangerous to his other peers in the classroom. I would kindly suggest to your CT that a behavior specialist should be on call if dangerous behaviors persist.
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