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I am a kindergarten teacher (children from 3 to 5) who's been facing troubles to get them attention. I feel they don't give me any respect, since they start chatting as soon as I come to the class. Some of them turn back and just don't care about the class. I am very disappointed! When I taught adults and teens a few years ago it was totally different! They loved my classes! Now, with the youngers I am considering to give up! Could anyone advise me with some tips to make the children pay attention and enjoy the classes?
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DonnaR/CA Attention getters:

ME: 1-2-3, eyes on me. CLASS: 1-2, eyes on you.

ME: (clap, clap, clap-clap, clap) CLASS: (echoes)

Transitions:

If you have a smart phone or tablet, get an app called ClassCue. You set it up ahead of time with different musical cues. You name the cues and set up a piece of music for that cue. F...See More
Jan 15, 2016
Judy2/CA You may have unreasonable expectations from 3-5 yr olds. They're not being disrespectful - they are being 3-5 yr olds. Other posters have given you good ideas for getting their attention. But don't wait until everyone is sitting quietly before you start class - once you've got most of them, get started. The others will come to join their classmates...See More
Jan 27, 2016
Judy2/CA Joyce, I'm sorry! I thought I was posting on the main board, not the kinder board. You already found your way here!

On 1/10/16, Joyce wrote: > I am a kindergarten teacher (children from 3 to 5) who's > been facing troubles to get them attention. I feel they > don't give me any respect, since they start chatting as > soon as I c...See More
Jan 27, 2016
DonnaR/CA I use a lot of singing, music and rhythms in my classroom, which I find gets their attention easily. Among my favorites:

Transition Times - I use my iPad to create musical cues. The app is called ClassCues, and it's available for iPad and iPhone -- not sure about Android. I have music for Rotations (by far, the most used), Snack/Recess, an...See More
Jan 31, 2016
Flacka If you are their classroom teacher, have a class meeting and talk about what is going on and solicit their ideas. They sometimes have very good insight and can take ownership of the ideas.

One thing many teachers do is let the behavior slide and they pay for that all year. If they don't line up quietly, send everyone back to their seats a...See More
Jan 31, 2016


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