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Re: Middle School classroom management

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Deborah Nicholas (dnick)
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 21:29:57 -0600

>I have used this method in the regular classroom setting. I have found
that most of the disruptive students are looking for attention, they often
don't get at home because parents are too busy. The parents are shocked a
lot of times to get a good report on their kids so then the parents praise
the student at home, too. Most of the time I consider myself the winner in
this situation because my class gets to run smoothly. Just about any kind
of job will work. It makes them feel important.

Debbie Nicholas
Linden-Kilare Jr. High
Linden, TX

I teach at an alternative middle school where the kids go after they
>have been put out of their school for continuous class disruptions.
>Something you might try that often works for me is to ask the student
>that is giving you the most problems, to be your assistant. Put them in
>charge of something, clean-up is a good one, and give them a huge amount
>of praise when they are helpful instead of disruptive. If this helps,
>then send a note home w/ the student, or call the parent and let them
>know how good their child has been, most will be surprised and overjoyed!
>Chantele Perkinson
>Horizons Alternative M.S.
>Fort Worth, TX