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Posted on February 20, 2018 5:44 pm
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abuMaH
abuMaH
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No classroom management
I am currently in an internship in a second grade class. The teacher does not have any classroom management plans set in place. There are five students that disrupt the class daily. One student throws his chair, desk, and taunts the teacher along with other students. The other four students taunt each other about being "tough guys" and nearly get into fist fights daily. The teacher's reaction to all of these events is to ignore them. She acts as if she doesn't hear or see what is going on. The teacher ignores the situations until they get to the point that chairs are flying and the students are yelling. When things get to this point, she calls administrators. The calls to administrators are almost a daily occurrence too. When I am in the room I try to correct minor behaviors before they escalate, but I do not have the support from their teacher, so what can I do differently? The situations are making every day I go to the school miserable and I know the other students are miserable too.
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 20, 2018 10:35 pm

uDaHeD
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I would start by talking to your supervisor about this. It's definitely important to get them involved if you're not happy where you are. I know it's difficult going into a classroom when no classroom management, but you need to hold your ground when you're teaching the room. In my 6th grade intern classroom I had a similar struggle, but I worked with small group a lot and put in a small group rules classroom management plan. They follow the rules when they're in my small group, which is helping them know what I expect when I'm teacher, whether it was small group or not. If you teach any small group, I would try this! Best of luck t o you.
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Kathy Allen
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It is important to reach out to the people that can help figure out a solution. Working with the students in small groups and having rules and expectations can be a good starter to improve behaviors when the class comes back as a bigger group.
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:07 pm

agedyQ
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If i were in this situation , I would do exactly this.
  Posted on: February 24, 2018 3:19 am

agedyQ
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If i were in this situation , I would do exactly this.
  Posted on: February 24, 2018 3:20 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 21, 2018 5:53 pm

uJyGep
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I would approach the CT with ideas and bring it to their attention what you have observed. If it is truly an unsafe learning environment and effecting your internship experience, I would communicate that to your supervisor.
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PeMuQa
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Communication here is key, and so talking to the CT is the best possible solution. Working with your teacher could be the best way to bring the classroom back under control, so you must make the first step in the process.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 3:18 am

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Solution 3
Posted February 20, 2018 10:43 pm

yzujyV
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Try talking to your teacher and supervisor and make sure that the classroom has a list of rules, expectations and procedures in place. If not, make sure that the teacher establishes them in order to begin implementing them. Have a discussion with the class about what the rules and expectations are and what the consequences will be if students do not follow them. Be consistent and immediate when implementing consequences.
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Posted February 21, 2018 12:48 am

duNuJy
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I would talk to the cooperating teacher about different classroom management plans that I think would work for the students. I am in a similar situation and my cooperating teacher was not getting any support from administration. She was very open to suggestions. Also, try getting the parents involved. A phone call home to the parents letting them know how the student is behaving. Document the phone call in case things need to be taken to a higher level.
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Solution 5
Posted February 21, 2018 1:12 am

tuBaZu
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When approaching your CT, come with ideas. Seating arrangements or other disciplinary actions that you think would work, going to your CT without any ideas may make them feel more stressed about the situation, event hough it is their responsibility.
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Solution 6
Posted February 25, 2018 12:49 am

Nicole McVey
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I would come up with possible behavior management techniques appropriate for their grade level and talk with your CT about implementing them with her support and effort. REMEMBER positive reinforcement goes a long way as well as getting to the kids and be-friending them to find out what the cause of the problem is specifically. If the teacher isn't receptive or open-minded to solving this problem I would certainly speak with your supervisor about this and even administration because this sounds like situations that are dangerous to other students and it is unacceptable to ignore those kinds of behavior that put all students at risk.
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Posted February 22, 2018 7:10 pm

yharum
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You should talk to the teacher about setting a list of rule. And then talk to the students. If the teacher does not cooperate and does not want to set the rules then you should talk to administration because the environment is not safe for these students and the teacher does not seem to care.
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