Laura, what grade level did you do this with?
> Here is a new idea. I have tried it with one class and was amazed at the
> outcome. I simply put the "bad" kids to gether at one table. And explain
> that they are the ones who continually are disruptive...so this is where
> they will sit and work until they can be more cooperative.
> The group all looked at one another, and their response? I am not as bad
> as he/she is, etc. I was amazed at the response, and the improvement in
> behavior. Now, this is not for everyone, but I was so tired of this class
> not behaving and punishing the others who wanted to be there...I gave it a
> shot. I do have one particular student who will not cooperate, loves the
> bad attention, and will only work when I do seperate him and move him to
> my hallway. I have a table and chair set up...(I usually use it for a
> small time out, but when the situation arises, I use it for those who
> cannot focus)
> If your class is horrendous and you want them to work...give it a try. I
> was totally amazed!