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Posted on September 26, 2012 1:22 pm
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Calina Irion
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Student yelling out all of the answers
If you are in front of the entire class trying to correct a pretest so that everyone knows what to do for the test, what do you do if you have one student who is just yelling out all of the answers, sometimes before you even ask the question and the rest of the class is sitting there bored out of their minds. You don't want to ask the student not to answer because he is the type of student who if you did that he would probably find some other way to be disruptive and then he wouldn't be paying attention at all. Plus, chances are that if he were not yelling out the answers, no one else would have.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 2, 2012 5:15 pm

Ashlyn Eddinger
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The best advice I got was to completely ignore the shouter outers and call on the one kid who remembered to raise his hand or say "I'm waiting for someone to raise their hand before I take the answer." It is especially effective if someone shouts out the answer and then I call on someone right next to them and they give the exact same answer, but the one who raised their hand gets the praise for following the procedure. I think the advice I received went along the lines of: If you take one shouted out answer, you have to ignore them 20 times to correct the problem. By doing this, I realized how much I was contributing to the problem by accepting shouted out answers and the injustice I was doing to the few who were trying their best to follow class rules but, were not getting called on because so many were shouting out.
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dePyja
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I agree. Stressing the use of raising their hands should solve the problem. By giving praise to those that follow the classroom procedure it will eventually make that student realize that they should also raise their hand instead of shouting out the answer.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 10:43 pm

rybuZy
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Yes, don't give the shouters any validation.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:47 am

Jenna Herberson
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Ignoring the shouters and praising the students who raise their hands is the best option.
  Posted on: February 24, 2018 6:47 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 2, 2012 3:14 pm

JuPuqe
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One way to avoid yelling out would be to have students answer on their personal white boards and then have the class all show their answers at the same time.
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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2012 10:30 am

BeLyGe
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I would never want to discourage a student from participating in my classroom. So I would put students in groups with each student having a job. Preferably 3 in a group, one who will vocalize the answer, all three who will search for the answer, one who will look in the book, one will look on the computer (if possible) but all three must agree. Hopefully by giving that student to specifically to call out the answer he will still be involved but in an appropriate manner.
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Solution 4
Posted October 2, 2012 2:55 pm

amaJud
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Although you do not want to discourage the student from answering the questions he is being disruptive. I would start by addressing the student in a positive manner, tell the student you appreciate his knowledge but you need to make sure that everyone is understanding the problems as well. Ask him to elaborate on an answer if he calls out and then ask the class if they understood what he explain. If some students do understand ask them to repeat what he said in their own words. That way the student that calls out will feel important and then will hopefully give some other students to respond. You could use the same repeating method with him so he is still actively involved in the class.
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Solution 5
Posted December 9, 2012 6:00 pm

Shankeil Tarver
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How to solve this problem, you should let the student who is yelling out all the answers know that he is doing a good job at answering the questions. Let him know how proud you are that he know the answers and tell him since he know the answers allow other students to answer so they could get it right also. Go around the classroom and let each student answer so they could all participate and everyone gets a chance to get a problem right.
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Solution 6
Posted September 30, 2012 1:15 am

Yasar Bodur
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Obviously this student craves attention through negative means. His energy and need for attention should be directed by the teacher to meet both the student's needs and the teacher's needs. One possible solution is to have the child read the pretest questions to his classmates. When a classmate answers the question, he will check (announce) whether the answer is correct or incorrect.
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Solution 7
Posted October 2, 2012 3:04 pm

NaZyde
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This student is trying to get attention from the class and the teacher. I would give the student a job that makes them feel useful, such as passing out papers. It would also be helpful to give the students white boards so they can write answers down to questions. This would allow the student to still anwser the questions and the other students would be able to participate as well.
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Solution 8
Posted October 2, 2012 3:11 pm

tebyXu
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I would announce that we are now going to answer the questions with a silent hand and wait for the teacher to call on you. If that does not work I would provide that student with a dry erase board and let them write down the answer and hold it up after I reviewed the answer to see if they were right.
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rybuZy
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That's smart. That would eliminate the yelling.
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Solution 9
Posted October 11, 2012 1:16 pm

ynudaq
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I would have the student answer some of the questions, but not all of them. I would turn it into a game to give others a chance to answer, or even have the student write the answers down and explain that we will review the answers at the end.
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ebuquv
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You could try using positive reinforcement when covering the material. If the student raises his/her hand to answer the question, they get a treat such as a snack or homework pass. The student may not participate correctly in the beginning but once they see other students following the correct procedures and being rewarded, they will more than likely also act in the same manner.
  Posted on: February 15, 2013 2:59 pm

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Solution 10
Posted November 4, 2012 5:41 pm

RyruNe
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In a situation like this there is no reason to ask the student not to answer the questions. Instead, as the teacher, you need to find a way to get this student to follow the correct procedure for answering. While it is difficult feeling like we are denying our students the chance to answer every question, they need to learn at an early age that there are other students in the class who know the answer also and all students need equal opportunity to participate. With this being the case, it is important for all students to know and understand that, even though they know the answer or have the solution, they will not always be called on. This is something that can be explained in a one-on-one conversation with the student after class. However, during the activity, discussion, or lesson, it is important to let the student know that they are not following your rules and are not being fair to the other students in class. This can be done by approaching the student quietly and reminding them in their ear what the rules are and that they need to change their behavior. This way they will not be embarrassed in front of the others and they can be reminded of the appropriate way to answer a question. If you feel the need to allow the student the opportunity to answer every question, give them a dry-erase sentence strip and tell them to write the answer and then hold it up in the air. This way, other students can have an opportunity to raise their hands and answer. If no one else knows the answer, then you can ask your student to say what he wrote down. I do not think I would ever just allow him to continue calling out or assume that if he was not calling out the answers no one else would anyway. There always ways to engage your students and entice everyone to participate.
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Solution 11
Posted February 15, 2013 3:05 pm

ebuquv
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You could try using positive reinforcement when covering the material. If the student raises his/her hand to answer the question, they get a treat such as a snack or homework pass. The student may not participate correctly in the beginning but once they see other students following the correct procedures and being rewarded, they will more than likely also act in the same manner.
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rybuZy
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Positive reinforcement works too.
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Solution 12
Posted April 19, 2013 2:38 am

KW1091
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While it is important to encourage students to participate in class having a student who calls out can be disruptive and decreases other studentís motivation to participate. I would suggest using chips or some other token. Each student would receive 2-3 chips/tokens (also depending on how many students and how many questions are on the test) that would indicate to the student how many questions they could answer. Then when a student answers a question they would place one of their chips into a basket or container. This would decrease the number of student call-outs and encourage other students to participate as well.
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Solution 13
Posted October 18, 2014 3:27 pm

SaDeTe
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I would give that student a whiteboard and have them write down their answer on the whiteboard. Have it where only the teacher can see what he is writing. That way he can still have his answer, but present it in a different way.
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Solution 14
Posted February 24, 2016 12:32 am

Jen
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For the student he calls out the answers without raising his hand, i would put a small point system into place that would allow him to be teacher for a math problem or another activity. You don't want to discourage the student from wanting to answer questions and participate in class. For every time he raises his hand, he can mark it on a paper that is taped to his desk. When he reaches 20, he will get to choose to sit in the teacher or read aloud to whole class.
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Solution 15
Posted February 21, 2017 1:49 am

usudaX
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I have been in a classroom where there was one student who was always so eager to answer every question that he would just yell out all of the answers as well. I decided to call on different students and use their name before saying anything else. For example, I would say:
"Rebecca, what did you get for number 2?"
By using different student's names first, the one who kept yelling out knew that it was time to give someone else a chance to answer and would refrain from calling out the answers.

Also, if I were recording the answers on the board, I would give this student the job of being the 'recorder' so that he stayed busy rather than getting bored from not being able to answer every single question.
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Solution 16
Posted February 21, 2017 11:44 pm

tygaBu
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Begin all questions with a specific students name, this will not eliminate the problem but it will help allow you the opportunity to reinforce the expected behavior by waiting for the intended student to answer the question. Maybe also give the student a white-board to answer questions silently and show you they know the information with out calling out to provide the answer.
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Solution 17
Posted October 16, 2012 9:20 am

Courtney Morra
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I would create a different system of how you go over a test. If you start telling the students you will call on them randomly if they do not volunteer then they are more likely to pay attention.
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