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Posted on February 20, 2019 9:54 pm
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Lavede
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Doesn't Listen
I have a student who consistently calls out in class. Even when I give explicit instructions and directions, the student still will call out. This student does so to be funny and to get attention. How can I handle it in a way that doesn't draw attention to the bad behavior? I've tried positive reinforcement but it doesn't seem to work that well.
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 21, 2019 4:00 pm

dymaDa
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At the end of class or during a lull in the day, pull the student aside and discuss with the student what is going on and why it is not okay. Try writing up a behavior contract with the student, if they are not showing signs of change after the discussion. Being that the child is doing it for attention, you could always move the student up close to the teacher and give the student more attention.
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Haley Kennedy
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Communication is key I like that you address that. It is important to let the child try to correct behavior on their own first. Great job.
  Posted on: February 22, 2019 7:11 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 23, 2019 6:38 pm

upyWyH
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in order to not be disruptive yourself, I would wait until a break in class to confront him about his behavior and remind him that everyone is here to learn and needs the opportunity to show what they know not just him. I would also seat him closer to the teacher and if he is craving attention maybe give him a classroom job to do to give him purpose.
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Solution 3
Posted February 23, 2019 5:42 pm

XuNaWa
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There may be something going on in that student's life that you may not know. He may be craving attention. Moreover, in his mind, negative attention is better than no attention. If you have established a rapport with him, discuss it with him one day. Let him know you care and that you are there for him.
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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2019 8:36 pm

Jean J
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You could ignore the behavior when the student does this and then talk to them about it privately. Let them know they need to work on it and that if they can, then they will be able to help you with something, that way they can get attention and work on not calling out.
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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2019 9:51 pm

HaJeRe
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This student clearly has some sort of behavioral issue that needs to be addressed. There could be something going on at home that is causing them to act out. I think maybe speaking with them after class about why they feel the need to act this way could be useful. If this doesn't help maybe a parent-teacher conference would be best.
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Solution 6
Posted February 25, 2019 3:19 am

eHuPas
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This is when the teacher becomes the therapist or request that the student sees a counselor. Take time to talk one-on-one with the student and find out if there is something bothering him.
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Solution 7
Posted February 25, 2019 4:05 am

ReLeve
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I absolutely love what everyone else had to say. I have this same problem with my students at school. Usually before EVERY (yes every...) question I ask, I say "please raise your hand NOT your voices..." then ask my question. This reminds the student EVERY time what the expectations are without singling the out the student. This usually proves very successful. Even making eye contact with them while you say it adds that extra emphasis that they will not call out the answer. If this continues, perhaps have the student "take a break" and move to another part of the classroom for 3 or 5 min, away from others so he will not get the attention he is seeking. Ignoring his "junk behavior" as I call it, and praising those who are giving desired behavior also works great!
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