Grades

    Re: Disrespectful Behaviors
    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 two years in a row?) but even so, I have had
    to let them know what's appropriate and what's not and give
    tremendous praise for what they do well. They have consisstently
    lined up and gotten quiet immediately to go to recess which is
    extraordinary and I tell them so. Be sure to praise for whatever
    little pieces you can because it's easy to get trapped into just
    seeing the negatives. You'll find whatever you take timee to
    comment on is what will be repeated whether negative or positive,
    so try to make most things (goal=10 positives to every 1 negative)
    positive....even if you have to stretch it a bit. You'll find they
    eat it up and try even harder. Treat everything as if it were a
    privilege...even going to specials--I go and sit in if there is
    even a hint of a problem and have children sent back if they are
    not behaving....few times and that's it....done.

    9/27/14, Steve wrote:
    > 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.' Yes we are going to our
    > seats to practice our printing. And the person who said 'no'
    > (and I know who it was) is going to miss the first 5 minutes
    > of center time. I am the teacher and i plan lots of fun things
    > for our class, but there is some hard work that's not quite as
    > much fun, but we still have to do it. It is not OK to say 'no',
    > you go it?
    >
    >
    > On 9/27/14, Becky wrote:
    >> 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!