Originally Posted by HorseLover
Any tips on how to deal with students who will not stop talking? Even if I am right next to them telling them to stop the continue to talk right in front of me! I feel like I am trying lots of different strategies (class dojo, positive reinforcement, explaining expectations, etc), but it is NOT working!
Talking can be quite a challenge. Here is something to consider.
If you have it as a rule in your classroom, and the students are not following the rule, then there should be a consequence when it is broken. A warning can be first, but I would suggest that only once. It isn't nearly as important as what consequences you use as you use them consistently. Give a chance for the consequences to work. The students might rebel a bit the first week. Within 3 weeks, hopefully it will be better.
Also, I have found classical music in the background helps to reduce talking some.