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Posted on October 8, 2018 3:27 am
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uryden
uryden
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Difficult Behavior
I have two students 8th grade who are inseparable, and all they do is talk while I am teaching. One student cares what I think about him and wants to succeed in school (student A), but the other student does not care to listen to the direction at all (student B). I sat these students at other ends of the classroom, but they always seem to find their way back to each other and start talking again. I told student A to get up and move if student B comes to sit with him in class, this seems to work but this has started to make Student B even more difficult in my classroom. Student B is becoming more upset with me and is starting to act out in class even more since he can not talk to his friend. What else can I do to keep these students motivated in my class?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 15, 2018 3:34 am

yHuDeV
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I would try to talk to student B on a more personal level instead of disciplining them maybe just talk to them and explain how it hurting their future and other students around them by not learning the content.
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yGedeb
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Yes! Pull the student aside and ask why they continue to talk.
  Posted on: Yesterday 3:57 pm

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Posted Yesterday 3:57 pm

yGedeb
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How much talking are you doing? If it's an hour long lecture, maybe you could restructure the class. Try turn-and-talks where students are allowed to talk and become engaged. The two friends may be good partners if they are working together academically. If this doesn't work, have a parent conference with Student B. A phone call home could help as well.
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Posted Yesterday 6:05 pm

aduNaQ
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Use their friendship as an incentive. If they sit for a certain amount of time and do their work, they'll be able to sit with each other or work together for the next assignment. Make them earn each other because that's what they really want.
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