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Re: What about kids who whine? Suggestions?

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Wizzlewolf_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 01 2002 - 14:22:43 PDT


Irene,
I have one thing that has always been a sure fire solution to whining that
always works for me. If someone starts whining in my class, I ask them if
they would want me to whine when I teach them. Then I proceed (with a smile
on my face) to whine everything for the next two or three minutes of
teaching. Almost ALWAYS the whiner asks me to stop...Stop....STOP!!! before a
minute has past. I keep smiling, keep whining, then ask (in a whiny voice)
after a minute or two..."What? You don't like a whiny teacher?" They so
"NO!". Then I say in a normal voice, "Well, I don't like it when students
whine, so you STOP now." It works for me...
wizzlewolf

Sheree Rensel
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