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Posted on October 9, 2020 5:44 pm
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byZubu
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Off topic / unrelated discussions
Every time my teacher puts the students in groups they just talk about topics unrelated to the class and usually always get off topic. How can she address this problem without singling these students out?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 12, 2020 11:45 am

upehaS
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Making sure that the students understand the task and have enough work. Teacher also circling the class every few minutes and being mindful when forming groups.
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Solution 2
Posted October 9, 2020 6:50 pm

quqyVe
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Reinforce the good behaviors displayed within the classroom by identifying them as "great job at doing...." Do not be concerned with addressing this issue as the behavior is counterproductive and against your classroom rules. Reminders of potential consequences for violating those rules could put all students on notice...as a friendly reminder. Strategically selecting and organizing the groups could also eliminate the few that are having difficulty staying on task when together.
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Solution 3
Posted October 13, 2020 8:51 pm

Keri C
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The teacher should make sure the groups are an appropriate size and composition. She can try to assign each student a role and hold each (and the team) accountable for an end product. If that doesn't work, she should speak to these students individually to determine if there is a problem in the group she's unaware of. It may just be that friends are together in groups and not focusing on the work.
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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2020 8:23 pm

Dydymy
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She can make eye contact and stand next to these groups.
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