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Posted on September 26, 2012 1:15 pm
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Calina Irion
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Intimidation
There is a group of three students that make other students feel like they can't speak up or they will be made fun of, and other students do not speak up because those three are a constant distraction in class. How can a teacher change that environment so that these three students do not intimidate the rest of the class anymore?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 2, 2012 2:57 pm

uNaBeZ
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First, you need to create a risk-free environment. You should go over your classroom rules and consequences for breaking the rules, again. Instead on asking students to raise their hand to contribute, you can circulate the room and call on students randomly. You can also use formative assessment strategies so students all feel worthy of contributing to the classroom learning environment. I recommend you praise positive behavior and reprimand bad behavior.
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Jenna Herberson
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I have recently discovered that it may seem mean when you are the student being called on, but having students raise their hands makes students feel as though they shouldn't answer.
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Solution 2
Posted October 3, 2012 3:22 pm

Kym Toner
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Working on building the classroom community and making students see value in respecting others may be helpful in this situation. Also, splitting up the students and disciplining each one of them for negative behaviors can prevent the bullying.
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Solution 3
Posted October 15, 2012 7:01 pm

Justin Mortenson
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First, if there is not a raising of the hand rule then one should be implemented . You need to be in control of the situation in the classroom. Secondly, once you have control of the situation you then can choose to call upon whomever when a question is posed. Even if nobody but the three raise their hands, you can turn the tables by calling on someone else. If the person you choose is hesitant or does not know the answer, you may call upon someone else besides the three to answer. Someone will know the answer, and you are now diverting the attention from the three students to your direction in teaching. It could take as little as one class session for things to change, and if they do begin to fairly include everyone. If these three students still present themselves as problems in the classroom, then you need to have a talk with them.
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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2012 11:24 am

BeLyGe
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The obvious solution is to split these three up all together because there is usually a ring leader that leads that group and without that one student, the other two don't have the courage to do it alone. If this doesn't work, I will talk to each student individually to see what the problem really is as well as if they would like others to do this to them. If is continues, punishment will follow because my classroom is a bully free zone.
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ypuqum
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I agree, the ring leader is removed and the issue will most likely stop.
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Solution 5
Posted October 11, 2012 9:11 am

Vivian Winston
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Students should never have this much control over the classroom environment. The students that are ganging up on others should be separated and reprimanded for their behavior. If the behavior continues, I would set up a meeting with the students and the guidance counselor to discuss how hurtful their words and actions can be.
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Solution 6
Posted October 2, 2012 3:25 pm

tebyXu
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I would separate the students so they could not team up on the other students anymore.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2012 2:56 pm

uremev
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I would first make sure that these students are seated away from one another. I would also speak to each of these students individually and remind them that the school has a no bullying policy that they should comply with. If the problem behavior continues the students will be removed from my class, and the appropriate consequences will be taken.
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Solution 8
Posted October 2, 2012 3:36 pm

atuLyD
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I would want to discipline the ringleader of the group of boy. In doing that, I would do consequences based on what is meaningful to them and in the reaction to the student, the other students will see that he does not want to do those actions anymore and his followers will follow. It will cause a domino effect and a nice, peaceful classroom environment where the students are not intimidated anymore.
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Solution 9
Posted October 16, 2012 8:19 am

JemyWe
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First off, you need to develop a risk-free environment. The students need to know that you have a zero tolerance for name calling and/or put downs. This is your classroom and those students need to know that you will stand up for them and provide a safe classroom environment. You can try different strategies that allow for all students to speak up. One, make sure that the students are raising their hands to answer the questions or when they want to make a comment. Two, you can try using popsicle sticks with each students name on it. Then put the popsicle sticks in a cup name down and whatever name you choose, that student has the floor to answer the question. Three, I would try my best not to place them in groups together and/or sit them near one another until the situation has gotten better. Lastly, I would speak with these students individually and express your concerns with their behaviors in the classroom.
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Solution 10
Posted October 16, 2012 8:38 am

ynudaq
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I would start with an ice breaker actvity and then have the students participate in group work, but I would put the students into groups. I would make sure to put each of these students in a different group as best as I could.
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Solution 11
Posted October 18, 2014 6:11 pm

SaDeTe
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I would sit the students down that are bullying and let them know it will not be tolerated any longer. Bullying is one thing in my classroom that there is zero tolerance and no excuses for. If you notice the behavior, punish those students accordingly. Hopefully this would stop the behavior.
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