Subbing in a EBD/SLD classroom

Discussion in 'Special Education' started by bridgetbordeaux, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. bridgetbordeaux

    bridgetbordeaux Companion

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    Sep 14, 2011

    I am subbing for the next 10 days in an 8th grade class. Most of the kiddos are EBD, with a few kids who have learning disorders.

    I am certified K-5 so my experience has been with younger students.
    What can I do to positively reinforce the good behaviors and keep the negative behaviors to a minimum? Today was my first day, and I had one girl who wouldn't stay in her seat, wouldn't read the passage when I asked and just really didn't pay attention.
    I feel like she was trying to get my attention, thus the negative behavior. Any advice will be appreciated!
  3. ciounoi

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    Sep 15, 2011

    I've found that humor often helps. For instance, I might tell the girl that she needs to stay in her seat, or I'm going to get out the bottle of glue and glue her on (all kids love this one). That might help!

    Also... remember that with EBD kids, they are most likely upset about something 24/7, and you may not be able to control it. Your description of the girl sounds pretty normal for any classroom with EBD kids.

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