Bargaining students

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  1. ll1301

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    This has been driving me nuts lately...When my kids finish their work, I'll tell them what to do next. I'll say, "go on Istation on the computer." And they reply, "or math games?" Or I'll say, "silent read at your desk." They reply, "or free stations?" It's driving me CRAZY. Do your students do this? How do I get them to stop?
     
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  3. 2ndTimeAround

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    I see this so much with my lower-level students. I think they're so catered to and spoiled that they expect any teacher to say "sure, as long as you're quiet, I don't care what you do."

    My advanced students never do this.

    I'm in high school.
     
  4. Backroads

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    I'm in 2nd grade. The available finished options are on a pocket chart on the board. They change based on the events, time, etc. A few referrals of "What does the chart say?" and they get it.
     
  5. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Must Dos: Everything they need to complete.

    May Dos: Options that list what they can choose to do once they're done with Must Dos.

    The May Dos make them feel like they're in charge!

    Side note: List everything on the white board so they don't forget what the must dos/may dos are.
     
  6. Peregrin5

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    Lol. I get "Can we just nap instead."

    I respond with a brusque, "No. Get to work."
     
  7. SleekTeach

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    Lol, story of my life. Doesn't bother me though, I give them a quick no and it's over lol
     
  8. mathmagic

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    I started using this in the morning for our morning work time (we have kids with music enrichment that don't show up right when school starts due to busing, so that first half hour usually is a flexed time for me to have them do a variety of jobs) -- very helpful and if you do it on the Activ board - quick and easy to change each day, too :)
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    This.:thumb:
     

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