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Posted on October 2, 2021 3:41 am
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aPyDav
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I have a ESE student who loves moving chairs
This student loves moving chairs in class which is disruptive. How can I get him to stop moving chairs? I have spoken to Mom about it but she also has this problem at home. What strategies do you recommend?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 3, 2021 6:10 pm

yqeMeL
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I recommend making this a game for the student. At the beginning of each day, ask the student to help unstack the chairs and stack that at the end of the day. It gives the student something to look forward to each day while still being able to achieve classroom settings.
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Solution 2
Posted October 3, 2021 9:26 pm

tuXuNa
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I would recommend allowing the student to move the chairs but in a more acceptable manner and at a more convenient time, for example at the beginning and end of class when the chairs need to be unstacked and stacked anyways.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2021 11:00 pm

yperyH
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Maybe come up with a different activity that the student might enjoy. such as offering to the student to help move the chairs in different spots and teaching them that once they are done moving the chairs you must move them back
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2021 3:07 am

ajeHus
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I also have a student who enjoys moving chairs. In our classroom we have decided to mark off an area on the floor, with tape, where the student is allowed to have the chair. If he moves the chair outside of that area or does something disruptive with it (like throwing it or hitting a wall) then we would take away the chair for a few minutes and then give them another chance.
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Solution 5
Posted October 6, 2021 3:47 am

TePeTe
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Create a job for him that he can do. He could stack the chairs at the end of the day.
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Solution 6
Posted October 10, 2021 5:58 pm

XyqyBy
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I would use this to your advantage. Every day as part of the students schedule or task analysis, the student will be allowed to move one chair that is out of place back into its correct spot. This will be the first thing the student does in the classroom and once he is done he can continue with the rest of the class.
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Solution 7
Posted November 1, 2021 1:11 am

JyGaGe
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I would calmly try doing activities with the student that can help distract him from moving chairs, maybe one focusing on him moving something smaller.
Like blocks or even pencils/crayons.
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Solution 8
Posted October 2, 2021 8:14 pm

aQePuW
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I would try to put him in an area where there are not that many chairs or may put stoppers on the chair so they are less noisy.
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