Frustrated New and need advice!

Discussion in 'New Teachers' started by anewstart101, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. anewstart101

    anewstart101 Cohort

    May 20, 2006
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    Nov 14, 2008

    I finished my first day today!

    The class use to be k-5 but now it is k-2 and 3-5.

    I have the k-2. mild to moderate.

    I have a lot of problems with basic compliance. . .

    The first forty minutes was great. Then I tried to take them to recess with other students. One hit another student and when the bell rang no one wanted to get in line!


    When we went back to class I had no compliance and

    I could not get through calendar or a story. One student kept running out the door. My usual runner was not there today.

    The students are awesome and I truly see a lot of potential

    but where do I start???? Any ideas for social skills and compliance!!

    I have four K
    2 with autism ---anywhere from mild to moderate.
    2 first -- both very low ---- adhd climbing on tables and cabinets
    Two second graders --- one obsessed with a particular activity
    One basically good but low. . .

    Any good ideas where to start. . .

    when I get one to comply the others run off when I get the runners complying the ones complying run!!!

    Confusing eh? Advice needed and Welcome

    Thanks in Advance
  3. GradSTUDENT07

    GradSTUDENT07 Rookie

    Feb 26, 2007
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    Nov 19, 2008 have a lot on your plate in one day! I really don't have any good advice. I teach 6th and 7th graders and I still haven't gotten down classroom management?!? Its a daily battle. Just take it one day at a time and research as many techniques you can that might help you during the day. Good Luck...I'm sure things will get better it just takes time.
  4. teacherstudent1

    teacherstudent1 Companion

    Mar 19, 2008
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    Nov 19, 2008

    You really do have a challenging group.

    You need to have a very clearly defined and rehearsed behavior management plan in place. What kind of management plan are you using?

    Do you have an aide with you, or are you on your own?

    Do you have a mentor?
  5. Rockys_Mom

    Rockys_Mom Rookie

    Aug 7, 2008
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    Nov 22, 2008

    1- SOCIAL STORIES. I LOVE to use social stories. They're great at teaching appropriate behaviors and modeling them.

    2- PRACTICE. When I worked with elementary, we would practice walking through the halls in small groups.

    3- High incentive activities- If gym is a really high incentive class, then I would REALLY stress walking, and if we can't get there, we practice again.

    4- possibly a walking rope. When I did daycare, I made a walking rope. Mainly it was a long rope with knots, so each kid had a place to hold onto. I'd make it into a game that went along with our unit.

    Not sure any of these will work with your crew. But it's a few ideas!
  6. frogger

    frogger Devotee

    Jan 23, 2008
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    Nov 22, 2008

    Keep reminding the students of your expectations even when you are sick of saying them. Many times a day, before going out to recess, tell them how they are to behave, how to line up, to not speak, etc. It will help.

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