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Posted on March 12, 2015 11:39 pm
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eQymyX
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The Student Who Shouts Out
I have one student that loves to shout out the answers in class. He gets frustrated when he does not get to answer, so he just shouts out the answer to everything. I constantly remind him to raise his hand and give others a chance, but he is still shouting out. What can I do to help this student learn to not shout out?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 13, 2015 4:20 am

zygudy
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This student may be attention seeking and/or looking for your approval. In this situation, you may want to try only acknowledging students when they actually raise their hand. Totally ignore the answer when it is shouted out. When students do raise their hand, especially this particular student, make sure to point out how great it is that he or she raise his/her hand to answer the question and offer a lot of praise.
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Solution 2
Posted March 13, 2015 12:49 am

ezeDeZ
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I have a student that does this all the time. I ended up meeting with him and his mom and we created a behavior contract for him. One of his goals was to raise his hand. He receives points for completing his goals and at the end of the week he gets a prize if he met a certain amount of points. We agreed that he gets three warnings before he loses the point for raising his hand. It seems to be working, not all the time, but better than before.
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eTypaX
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I did something similar for a student of mine. I divided this child's day into segments and they earned stickers for each segment when they raised their hand. At the end of the day the points were counted up and the student had different prizes they could earn. It didn't stop the behavior but I did see a decrease in it.
  Posted on: March 13, 2015 6:55 pm

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Solution 3
Posted March 14, 2015 6:28 pm

PejuQe
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I have a student (or 4!) that does the same thing. I first made him aware of how many times he actually shouted out by keeping a chart in his desk. I then set a goal to decrease the number of times. If he reached the goal, there were various incentives, that he created, to choose from for meeting the goal.
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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2016 10:30 pm

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One solution is when possible, for example in math, have the students use whiteboards to say the answer. This way he is allowed to answer but he is not calling out. Another idea is to talk to the student privately about what he is doing and see if together you both can come up with a solution.
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Solution 5
Posted March 13, 2015 2:59 pm

yQadyH
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I would try showing him techniques to keep answers in his head. Let him know why and how this affects others when he shouts out. Have him come up with a way he can control his impulsive comments. With guidance maybe the both of you can come up with a cool action that he can do. May he can put his hands on top of his head to block the "thoughts from coming out" or put his hand over his mouth before he feels the words coming out. When you see that he performs this correctly and you see him attempting to do it then reward.

You can also make a chart of how many times in one day he shouts out the answers. Have a goal for him to reduce that amount a little each day until there are hardly any or no outbursts at all.
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meXyHy
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These are all great solutions I would use.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 9:47 pm

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