Need help with unruly kids

Discussion in 'Preschool' started by Josie Faniel, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Josie Faniel

    Josie Faniel Guest

    Nov 10, 2015

    I am trying to help get a pre-school 3 yr old room back in order. The teachers in there has ignored the bad behavior just to get through the day for a 6+ months now. Now my Director wants me to go in and help them get the class back in order, but I am having one problem....They have several kids who just DO NOT LISTEN!!! They have 19 in there class and 6 of those set the class off. They have one that I fell may have ADHD. She can not sit still nor focus on anything. She wants to run around the room all day and if she is not on the table, she is under the table. PLEASE HELP. Need some ideas I am running out of ideas or tactics. I really want to get the kids in order for there sake as well the teachers. I want them to learn We have an awesome curriculum and I would love for the kids to reap those benefits. PLEASE HELP..
  3. MissCeliaB

    MissCeliaB Aficionado

    Jul 27, 2009
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    Nov 11, 2015

    Without knowing more about the situation or schedule of the classroom, I would suggest that the students need more structure, and need to know that their actions have consequences. Basically, the students need consistency.
  4. Obadiah

    Obadiah Groupie

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    Nov 11, 2015

    Considering the young age of this class, I'm wondering if much of the problem could stem from overstimulation. Perhaps, if aides or parent helpers are available, separating the class into small groups and dividing the room into specific areas, (or using more than one classroom), will lesson the stimulation until the class can learn the appropriate structure for the classroom.
    Because these posts are often read by college students about to encounter the same dilemmas, perhaps a further description might be helpful for them. Imagine, as an adult, being in say, J. C. Penney's, with a huge crowd of busy shoppers. A sales attendant tries to get you to open a credit card. Rock music is blaring from the speakers and the store spotlights are shining on you. In the meantime, a security guard is chasing someone all around the store.
    To a 3-year-old, a classroom can seem like this. S/he is away from her parents, there are stimulating objects everywhere begging for her attention, her brain has twice the number of synapses as an adult just begging to utilized, and non-parental authority figures are trying to get her attention. The students aren't necessarily trying to cause havoc in the classroom (especially at this age). Each child has a unique working of neurotransmitters. They all are exploring their environment in their own ways. For some, they are reserved in their explorations; others are more active. The same is true in many animals; this diversity keeps some animals closer to their nesting area while others hunt for food or explore the area. In people, diversity eventually becomes cooperation and as adults it results in a community and in progress.
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Sep 30, 2001
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    Nov 11, 2015

    They've been getting away with bad behavior or a long time. Set and hold them to consequences
  6. Grammy Teacher

    Grammy Teacher Virtuoso

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  7. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

    Jun 25, 2015
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    Nov 28, 2015

    This article might be a big help and something to try out:

    TL;DR - Ignore the misbehaving children and focus all your attention & praise on the children who are listening & following the rules

    Also, here is the schedule I used at my last school/job and the kids were just wonderful. I never had behavior problems and they learned so much!
    8:30 Circle Time
    8:50 Whole Group Reading
    9:00 Small Groups (Art & Writing)
    9:20 Center Time
    10:00 Music Class
    10:15 Snack Time
    10:30 Outside
    11:15 Small Groups (Math & Science)
    11:30 Center Time
    12:00 Story Time
    12:20 Lunch
    12:45-1:00 Dismissal
  8. eyeteach

    eyeteach Rookie

    Dec 24, 2009
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    Nov 29, 2015

    For the most part, Children behave how they are expected to. When they walk into a library or a doctor's office, they know that they are expected to be quiet. When they walk into that class, they know they are able to do whatever they want. Have a stern talk with them during a sit down meeting and it will improve!

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