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Posted on February 23, 2018 7:27 pm
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junuTu
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Hallways
My students are in 9-12 ESE self-contained classroom. When we go to specials they do not want to stay in a group. I do not want to put them in a line like they are in elementary, but I do not think it acceptable for them to be so spread out and where I can't see them. How do I address this?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 24, 2018 1:39 am

qunumy
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The ESE students that I work with love to be praised and rewarded for good behavior, but they also do not like change. Because they do not like change I would not change up what they are doing. I would remind them that they need to stay in a group when we are going to specials and demonstrate how they should walk in the halls. I would then praise the students who are demonstrating good hallway behavior. I would also inform the students that they may be rewarded for good hallway behavior.
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Solution 2
Posted February 23, 2018 8:52 pm

jaDehy
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If students cannot walk from specials to specials in a large group, then consider splitting the group up with the assistant of a co-teacher or an aide. Add this as a new procedure for the class and reward those who follow the rules. Remember to go over these rules every morning as a part of the morning routine.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2018 12:41 am

Nicole McVey
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Perhaps assign them to partners of 2 and some kind of group pattern besides single file order, maybe even two walking behind two and so on. Also, designate which side of the path to walk on to reduce them getting lost in the crowd entirely. In my self-contained class, we leave about 2 minutes before the bell to prevent this which is also another solution, we leave and arrive about 2 minutes early to everywhere including back to class so not time is really lost, but no kids lost more importantly.
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PeMuQa
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I believe a buddy system would work for this problem. By putting students into a position where they are mutually responsible for each other, you are providing them with a check against unwanted behaviors. This would also make it easier to keep an eye on the group, as watching pairs means less focus on individuals.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 3:11 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2018 2:24 am

yzujyV
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Tell students that they need to be in sight of the teacher at all times, and because of which they can either stay within close proximity or in a line but they are not allowed to be so spread out to the point that you cannot see them.
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Solution 5
Posted February 25, 2018 1:34 am

eLaGag
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I don't see anything wrong with standing in a line, I don't see how this is something that's only acceptable for elementary students? It's effective and works, it keeps your students organized and in a routine that they will get in the habit of. This would definitely help to keep them in order, all together, and within site where you can easily manage them.
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Solution 6
Posted February 25, 2018 6:48 pm

PeWaje
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I would recommend implementing a reward based system in the classroom. I am working as an intern in an ESE self contained classroom as well and the students behave like angels. The student are content and it is extremely rare that they act out. In my classroom we have a student be a co-teacher whom hands out tickets to each student when they come in and do their bell work. They get the tickets for doing what they are supposed to be doing. Then at the end the teacher pulls out 3 winners and the students get to pick from various prizes at the end of the class that are mostly just candy. Then the tickets are thrown away. This system may seem childish or silly but it does wonders in the classroom. Like I mentioned before the students behave extremely well, and go to their small groups, etc without issue.
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yTutar
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This could be very beneficial, if you reinforce that classroom expectations and rewards are still applicable to hallways, transitioning, and other areas. Students like to have incentive.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 9:05 pm

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Solution 7
Posted February 25, 2018 10:36 pm

zeveLu
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If the students go to specials during pacing period like mine do, it should not be an issue. They should not be treated like children, however if they act like children perhaps they should be treated as such.
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Solution 8
Posted February 25, 2018 11:37 pm

ZeSuQy
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ESE students have a very hard time with change, large unfamiliar spaces, and crowds so everything about having them walk to specials in a high school setting seems like it would overwhelm them and cause them to be out of their element and act up. I would start by lining all students up in a single file line with you the teacher at the head of the line and then the aids in the middle and at the end of the line. I would buy a jump rope from the store and make a spot on each section of the jump rope for each student labeled with their name. I would then introduce the jump rope as our walking in line tool. I would explain that each student has a special spot on the rope with their name on it and this we are going to hold onto our spot when we walk in line and those of my friends that stay on their spot will get a special reward. This will help them with the visual aspect of what you are asking them to do and when they have enough practice and success walking correctly in line you can then take the tool away and reward them for walking correctly in line without the rope and following classroom expectations.
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Solution 9
Posted February 26, 2018 12:06 am

aTaqyW
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Having them stay in line is a possible solution-- even though they are in high school, it is still an effective way for them to stay together and get to where they need to go in a timely manner. If you are opposed to this, then grouping them in separate groups and having an aid help with transitions could also be another solution.
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Solution 10
Posted February 26, 2018 3:20 am

ydeZuj
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I would tell them that at any point during the specials you would call a cut and if they were not close enough to the class they would not get the reward at the end of the specials.
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