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Just wondering if any of you have noticed a change in your students overall this year (or even the past couple years) in regards to disrespect. I have a class full of 5 year-olds who think they are 15. They groan and roll their eyes at me, they tell me no, they are demanding. I am wondering if it is a fluke or if it is a sign of the times? I'm afraid it is a sign of the times, and it is really sad when you have a class full of young children who should enjoy singing, being silly, reading picture books, and learning! It is making for a not very fun year! Any tips or ideas would be great!
Steve I don't want to be disrespectful, or make it sound easy, but teach them how to behave. "Oh-oh, I just saw someone rolling their eyes at me. That is being disrespectful, and we are not going to roll our eyes in our classroom. The next time I see someone rolling their eyes at me, we are missing 3 minutes of recess. Wow! I just heard someone say 'no.'...See More
Sep 27, 2014
jacque/Wa/K-1/nbct 2006 Iagree, you have to nip these things in the bud right off the bat...they don't know that these things are rude---just look at the movies where the kids are all smarter than the adults..... You can still be nice, but firm about what is expected, what is appropriate at school. I actually have a very nice little group this year (dare I say it's been t...See More
Sep 29, 2014

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