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I teach 3rd - 5th grade and I'm finding that 5th graders have major attitude. They are definitely testing my patience. Most of the year they were pretty good, but the past few weeks they have been really difficult.

Does anyone have any good classroom management techniques specific to that age? Or that might work with 11 year olds??

Thanks!!
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5th grade teacher Humor goes a long way. The attitude thing gets worse when met with attitude and when you say - 'they are definitely testing my patience' - you're getting on a bad attitude. You're angry - tell them that. Open and honest communication is an effective management technique. I don't pussyfoot around with this and try to wheedle them into backing down. ...See More
Mar 14, 2009
m I agree that you need to keep them busy, but not with 'busy' work (eg - worksheets). Keep them busy with meaningful and engaging activities that they will learn something from. At this point in the year, they may need to change it up a little. Keep the procedures and structures in place, but spice it up. If you usually do whole class instruction, m...See More
Mar 15, 2009
Leah Two more articles that you may find helpful are: Love and Logic Basics and 25 Ways to Obtain Children's Attention in a School Setting. Just click below and on the title of your choice.
Mar 31, 2009
Teach Check out [link removed]

also thebusyeducator.com Marjan Glavac How to Make a Difference.

Harry K. Wong's The First Day of School.

On 3/31/09, Leah wrote: > Two more articles that you may find helpful are: Love and Logic > Basics and 25 Ways to Obtain Children's Attention in a School > Setting. Just click below ...See More
Apr 5, 2009
Sara On 3/10/09, Kat wrote: > I teach 3rd - 5th grade and I'm finding that 5th graders > have major attitude. They are definitely testing my > patience. Most of the year they were pretty good, but the > past few weeks they have been really difficult. > > Does anyone have any good classroom management techniques > specific to that ag...See More
Apr 6, 2009


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