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Posted on February 26, 2018 3:01 am
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LuSaNa
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Group Management and behavior
I run an after care program of 167 students. They are in groups of 25 to one staff member. We have been having a huge problem with control and quieting the students when we are all in the cafeteria for snack time. We do rewards and have a behavior system it just doesn't seem to be working.

Any advice on how to maintain the noise level and get control over the students is appreciated.
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 26, 2018 3:21 am

uDaHeD
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Try to develop some type of communication system with them. For example, one we use frequently with my 6th grades who love to get loud is the "if you can hear my voice, clap once - if you can hear my voice, clap twice" and so on. This typically helps quiet them down. You could also develop a clapping system; when they hear it, they repeat the clapping. Go over the rules of how loud they should be talking and introduce these methods to them. If this isn't working, I'd suggest splitting up some of the groups even more to help keep the noise level down. Hope this helped and good luck !
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Solution 2
Posted February 26, 2018 3:54 am

TaTaBy
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I would have each group teacher create either a hand signal or call out that gets students attention and helps quiet them down. When teachers put their hand in the air it really does help students realize they need to quiet down. Also saying something like "class class" and having students say "yes yes" back does help get their attention and have them focus back on you. Every group can have something different. Also, you could make it a competition like whichever group quiets first gets to go outside first.
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Solution 3
Posted February 26, 2018 4:46 am

veXyge
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I love the practice of modeling the noise level you want to hear. If you want it quite speak softer. If you want it loud pump up the classroom energy.
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