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This is my first year at a Jr. High and I am having a lot of trouble getting kids to stop talking and listen during instruction. I have used lunch detention, calling parents at times when it got REALLY bad. Are there any positive reinforcements being used that help? I can get the class to stop talking for a minute and then they start right up again. HELP!
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  • Mshope Am, Love that idea. I do that with my class before lunch. I never have to use it except once or twice. That always seems to be my best class. My last class is always the worse. I will use this rarely. It is the same two or three over and over...See More
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  • Am Like another poster mentioned, I refuse to talk over students. Even if it's just 2 students whispering, I stop, look at them and wait. Once it's silent, I wait a few more moments, then begin speaking again. If it's more than just t...See More
    Dec 20, 2012 report post
  • Teachergirl1 On 12/02/12, Vet Teacher wrote: > On 12/01/12, Debbie wrote: >> On 11/26/12, Teachergirl1 wrote: >>> This is my first year at a Jr. High and I am having a lot >>> of trouble getting kids to stop talking and listen durin...See More
    Dec 7, 2012 report post
  • stay calm and hang in there! Have you tried a rewards system? Having classes compete with each other for a reward (movie, snack, some free time). The class gets a sticker on their chart for good behavior. You can start with small goals to build up student buy-in. If calling hom...See More
    Dec 2, 2012 report post
  • Vet Teacher On 12/01/12, Debbie wrote: > On 11/26/12, Teachergirl1 wrote: >> This is my first year at a Jr. High and I am having a lot >> of trouble getting kids to stop talking and listen during >> instruction. I have used lunch detention...See More
    Dec 2, 2012 report post
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