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Posted on February 26, 2018 3:37 am
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TaTaBy
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Making jokes
In my internship, my CT allows call outs and sarcasm in the classroom. I am the most sarcastic person in the world, but sometimes I feel as though she can not get through a lesson because she is allowing these students to call out and make jokes every 5 seconds. How can I show her this is a distraction for most students? Also, how will I be able to stop this when I go to teach in her classroom?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 26, 2018 4:23 am

Kelsey Lutzi
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When you go to teach in her classroom, I would establish a set of expectations with the students. Establish your own flow of how you want the school day to go. I understand that if there is already a routine in place, the students will be better off sticking to that routine. But implementing behavioral expectations is understandable since you are a different teacher. The changes don't need to be drastic, but they can alter the atmosphere of the room slightly. Such as, "If I am talking, you are silent." You won't be talking the entire day, and students will have plenty of time to speak with their peers. I am not sure of the rest of the conditions of your classroom, but this is how I would approach it if possible.
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yJuhuv
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: Yesterday 3:49 am

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Solution 2
Posted July 8, 2018 1:47 pm

ehaJaT
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Wow, I can picture this in my head nd it does not seem conducive for learning. I would ask the CT why these particular kids keep being disrupting so much. Maybe by asking, it will draw attention to the lack of leadership on the CT's part without directly saying it. I would ask what could be done to stop this from being such an issue and talk with the teacher about solutions. IN my own classroom, I would make sure to prevent this from getting so out of hand in the first place by laying ground rules more stern in the beginning.
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Solution 3
Posted February 26, 2018 4:42 am

veXyge
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If I was in this situation I wouldn't agree with how my CT handles that situation but I would also feel it isn't my place to question his or hers classroom management. So my tip to you is to make notes of all the things you do and don't like as well as always make notes of what you could do and what you wouldn't do in your future classroom.
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WeDyje
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yes i agree don't bash her for her classroom just make notes so you know what not to do in your classroom
  Posted on: July 7, 2018 2:20 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2018 7:57 pm

ypaseR
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I would make a comment to your CT and just let them know that you find it distracting and ask them to tell you how it started. There may be a reason for it that you are unaware of. Since you are going to have to teach in her classroom, I would make notes of the experience and hope that your conversation with your CT enlightened you for the reason why. Let her know that it makes you feel like you will not achieve what you are looking to achieve. They are there to assist you in part of your learning process.
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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2018 1:01 pm

ZuLeVe
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You can set expectations for the students before you teach so they will not talk or call out. Maybe the teacher will see your example, but her classroom management will not negatively reflect on you.
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Solution 6
Posted October 12, 2018 3:00 am

RamaJe
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As far as making sure this does not happen when you become a teacher is by putting a stop at the very beginning of the year. Within the first few weeks of school just make it known to the students that you will not have any tolerance for sarcasm. If there is a student who is giving sarcasm in the classroom make sure to punish him or her to make sure the student knows it as well as the rest of the students in the class. As for the classroom you are interning with, that is a hard situation. I think it is hard to say something because it might not be your place to say anything.
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