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  1. Miss T

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    Hi, I was wondering, what do you think is the most frequent/common behaviour problem in your class that you have to deal with? :eek:
     
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    talking
     
  4. leighbball

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    talking is number one

    but unfortunately, I'd say bullying/teasing is a close second....thats why I have an anti-bullying grant for this year....its not working yet though:-(

    i teach 3rd
     
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    talking
    asking me for the answers--I'm a student teacher
     
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    talking - therefore, not listening
     
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    talking, off-task behaviour, bullying
     
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    talking - therefore not listening and off task
     
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    lack of attention
     
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    I see a lot of bullying, unfortunately.
     
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    my class is pretty good but a lot don't pay attention and subsquently do not do the activity correctly.
     
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    just being off-task; which results in bad grades and angry parents :(
     
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    making noises.
     
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    preschool special ed - children apparently never being told "NO" before in their LIFE!!!!! Never been made to mind, either, it looks like. I guess some of the parents have this "oh poor little special child" syndrome and don't believe in making the mind and let them get away with everything. Thank goodness for the parents that do make them mind and have a clue.

    I have a brother with Downs. My parents made him mind. I've seen others that are sooooooooooo stubborn because their parents don't make them lift a finger if they don't want to... that is wrong.

    They may be special needs but one day mommy and daddy aren't going to be there to do everything for them and they are going to have to mind whoever becomes their guardian... some are in for a rude awakening. Some are woke up when they have to mind in my class if they want to have fun with everyone else.

    Lori
     
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    I remember when my son was in Kindergarten. He had a classmate, Jason the blind boy. Jason's parents felt so sorry for their son being blind that they just let him do whatever he wanted. My son was just shocked that someone in his class would not follow the rules. (My son pretty much kept that attitude all the way through school.)
     
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    This doesn't happen so much in my class, but I see it a lot in the school overall- lack of respect and social skills. I don't know if its just society in general or the parents in my district or what...but the kids can be flat out rude. I really infuse my students with manners, so I don't have problems with social skills 99% of the time, but other teachers really do.
     
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    Talking and rudeness here, too. I've also been trying hard to instill manners...which I think should be taught at home. :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh I totally agree it should be taught at home!! I'm lucky that I do have some students who are taught it at home, and then the rest of them catch it because of how much I say please, thank you, and the like:) They just start saying it themselves...its great!
     
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    Oh yeah the rudeness drives me crazy. One student was extremely rude a couple weeks ago. I looked at him and said in my stern voice You Do Not Talk to me in that tone of voice. Well he hasn't spoken to me since. LOL. Of course I am not in his classroom more then a half hour and work with another student the whole time so he doesn't really have a chance to talk to me.

    The students are also so rude to each other. It drives me crazy.
    But the parents that come in are rude to. So I guess it's hard to teach manners if you don't have any yourself.
     
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    That's most of our 2nd grade class this year. I'm not saying all 300 2nd graders are this way, but out of my 25-12 are. It's not just disrespecting other students, but teachers as well. They will sit there and argue with you. When you've told them to go do something they won't. I'm getting very fed up this year. Last years class (our current 3rd graders) were so wonderful. I can't tell you how many fights on the playground I've broken up this year (and I only have duty once a week).
     
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    Being off task!
    The worst is when a student deliberately tries to distract/get attention from a classmate who IS on task!
     
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    Its a shame that kids are like this nowadays...I was in elementary school not all that long ago and things were soooo different. Its really crazy how fast society changes.
     
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    I know...I don't recall my elementary years having difficult classmates.
     
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    I subbed at for a high school science teacher on Thursday. Those students were so disrepectful, rude, and just nasty. I kept thinking that I would have never even thought to act that way when I was in high school. It was just shameful!!
     
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    Glenda,
    I bet if you subbed in that class once a week, their behavior would change for the better.
     
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    If it didn't change for the better, they'd have to send me off to the funny farm.
     
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    Lori, I totally agree with you 100% with what you said above!!! I have seen that too many times and it's SOOOO aggrivating! Parents use it as a crutch to not have to be a parent.

    For me, being with preschoolers, I would have to say whining and complaining. With older kids, I'd say lack of manners and respect. I can handle kids getting off task if I am at least respected as a teacher and adult.
     
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    Interrupting!
     
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    Talking!
     
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    My favorite phrase is, "Have you ever heard me speak that way? No? Then why should I hear you speaking that way?"
     
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    A few of my coworkers and I were having this discussion not too long ago saying how we would have never treated adults or each other that way because we were taught to respect adults and were afraid of being punnished by our parents. The counselor we work with laughed and said that it's so typical to think that way, but that things aren't different. Pretty obvious that she only deals with children one on one and only sees each child once a week!
     
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    That is such a good idea! I will be adopting it! Thanks! :)
     
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    Talking and being disrespectful are the most common in my class. Some children are prone to arguing to get their way. It is so annoying when you have to keep saying no. It's worse when they say, "But my mom let's me":eek:
     
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    I had a child look at me and defy me right after I told the whole class what was frustrating me with their behavior! When I asked him why he did it . . . He said he did it on purpose to make me mad . . .! Second grade!
     
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    I spent 10 years in an inner city school so I hear all of your frustration loud and clear! I've dealt with all of it, I think!
    Now that I've changed schools.....my biggest problem is talking, talking, talking and more talking! These are the yappiest bunch of kids I've ever seen! How on Earth can they have soooo much to talk about?! They see each other all day, every darn day! There's only 70 kids in the whole school so it's not like they don't have time to see their friends at recess or anything! Aghhhhh!
    Thanks for listening!
     
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    That is my biggest problem too! They never are quiet! I' m starting to think that it is a problem with me.
     
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    JCG, I was feeling the same way. Being a new teacher, I thought I was always doing something wrong. But then I heard the teacher next door complaining about her kids and I felt reassured. Some of her students just don't listen to her and she's been teaching for over 15 years!!
     

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