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Posted on February 26, 2021 6:28 pm
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RyWaPy
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Students always getting loud
In a class I substituted for, (second grade) the class was quiet at first and then the volume would always get ridiculously loud. I would remind them of the volume and it would stop for a minute but it seemed to always get loud again no matter how many times they were reminded. What could be done for this?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 28, 2021 6:05 pm

eMaTaj
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I would address this with an attention grabber like rhythmic clapping or a chant. I would also set a consequence and make sure the students understand the consequence. I would discuss this with the class at the beginning of the day.
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Solution 2
Posted March 1, 2021 12:44 am

Mary Claire Murphy
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A volume rule needs to be in place within the classroom. There are many ways to display the correct volume level within the classroom - this can be a volume chart with color coordination to where students are versus the level they should be at.

Teachers can also use attention getters to remind students of the appropriate volume level. Videos can be useful to help model what volume should be used in the classroom.
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Posted February 28, 2021 6:05 pm

eMaTaj
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I would address this with an attention grabber like rhythmic clapping or a chant. I would also set a consequence and make sure the students understand the consequence. I would discuss this with the class at the beginning of the day.
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Posted March 2, 2021 4:39 pm

ePaXej
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I would like to know if the conversation is lesson driven or is it off topic chatter? I would address the student or group if the volume is affecting other students or groups in a lesson driven conversation. Explaining to the group or students that you are excited they have a lot of passion about this topic, but we have to respect other groups by lowering the volume.

If it is off topic chatter, you may want to establish a method that will regain the classroom's focus, so everyone can move forward together.
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Solution 5
Posted February 28, 2021 4:08 pm

Lauren Toner
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There are many solutions to remind your class of volume settings and noise control.

So the first option is volume control callbacks with you and your students.
the second option is to use a volume color-coded chart that shows where the students are and where they should be in terms of volume
third option could be a count the hand noise level system where the students are at a 3 but need to be at a 1.


A video or song may even work, also remind your students that a level 1 is not for 2 minutes. Level one should be for the remainder of the class time.


You need a volume noise level control system put into place first, then you need to use it each day so the students are aware and get used to it, then create the visuals, and then lastly a reward system for completing is each day.
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Solution 6
Posted March 3, 2021 3:22 pm

VePyHy
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I would use an attention grabber so that the students know when they are getting too loud. If the students are working in groups, you could assign one student from each group to be the volume monitor. The students will think this job is very important and the volume might not get too loud.
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Solution 7
Posted March 7, 2021 1:42 pm

yDyVuB
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This can be changed with a fun chant that the students know well. (Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh Reilly's) The students will have an immediate attention grabber that will cause them to interact back to the teacher before a lesson can be started.
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