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Posted on October 18, 2014 11:53 pm
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eduhaz
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Homeroom
Every morning, Mr. Brown's homeroom students are very loud. Mr. Brown has asked many times to sit down and be quiet. He has assigned silent lunch to those disruptive students and assigned silent homeroom when needed. The students, however, continue the behavior daily. What other strategies could Mr. Brown try both for individual students and/or whole group?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 19, 2014 12:41 am

aMaDyS
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Mr. Brown should try implementing positive behavior intervention strategies. Students will alter their behavior if they feel like they have something they are working toward. In my classroom, I have a paw system that works with whole group. When the class, as a whole, receives a compliment from another teacher, administrator, or any school personnel, then they receive a paw. The class with the most paws at the end of each month receives a party. Choosing a student of the month could also help. If that students receives praise and rewards, then the rest of the students will fall in line so they can be the next winner.
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ezaDyR
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Positive behavior, love it!. Some students do better with positive behavior than others. It is definitely worth a shot. I would encourage an interactive game where we share a thought and each time they participate they receive a prize, and at the end of the quarter if we have whole class participation we can have a party.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 4:33 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2014 4:40 pm

Cheneal
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To ensure that the students don't have the opportunity, Mr. Brown could provide students with brain teaser activities, puzzles, or any other kind of learning activity to complete. The assignment should be the appropriate length so that students can complete it in a short amount of time. When students have a completion rate of 100% the teacher can reward the student with a small token, or points that lead up to a bigger event.
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2014 3:58 pm

Jordan Lowe
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In our homeroom, we are allowed to access PBS cartoons through Safari Montage. My students loved to watch it while they eat their breakfast. (The school provides breakfast for students to eat in homeroom) They are allowed to watch cartoons as long as they are seated and quiet. However, if they become disruptive we turn cartoons off. You wouldn't think that middle school students would get into cartoons as much as they do, but they really enjoy being able to watch them in the mornings before we start our day.
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raWubu
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I like this solution. When the students walk in and the lights are dimed and the cartoons are on, it can create a quiet environment.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 1:57 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2014 7:25 pm

QyWyBy
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Mr. Brown could show CNN news during home room time and have students write about something that interested them during the news clip.
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Solution 5
Posted October 21, 2014 12:52 am

umyhyT
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Give the students something to keep their attention. Like another comment said, show them something like the daily news report, or look up something they are interested in. Participate in discussions that will interest the class and have them involved.
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Solution 6
Posted October 19, 2014 7:04 pm

ahubeT
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Depending on the age group, he should try negotiating with students. I allow students to spend time visiting within the classroom as long as their noise level is appropriate. This is allowed as long as students find their assigned seat and a quiet activity when the tardy bell rings with the two minute warning for announcements. When announcements come on, it is their cue to get their materials on their desk for the day to begin warm-up immediately after the announcements.
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