Case study 1 Cathy and Carl (Disruptive (Talking over students and…
Case study 1 Cathy and Carl
Themed behaviour charts - Letting the students pick the theme will give them more investment.
Live School - rings technology in to the classroom. Can also see if the same behaviour is displayed in other classrooms. It also allows the parents to be more involved. They can be updated with minimal effort and it also makes it easy to reward positive behaviour.
Split up the two for group work. Rearranging the students should prevent them from talking to each other.
Speak with students in the hallway. Don't confront in front of the other students as this will do more harm than good.
Use a calm neutral tone when trying to redirect the students back to the work.
Student Learning Style Survey
Are the students learning styles being catered to? Are they unable to do the work because they don't understand the material. If so, this will allow the teacher to incorporate their learning needs in to the class.
Self Monitoring Assignment Sheet
This is to put the responsibility in to the students hands. They can analyse their own behaviour and realise what they are doing wrong. They can also come up with their own ways to change it with the support of the teacher.
Weekly Scatter Plot
Students and the teacher will be able to see the behaviour over the week and look for any patterns. This will help to see if there are any patterns which can help to understand why the students are so distracted and not completing the work.
Classroom Management Support
Although this is tier 1, heavier reinforcement of the rules and procedures can be used. It doesn't necessarily have to be just for the two disruptive students as the rest of the class can benefit from it as well. This can be going over the procedures and rehearsing them etc.
Non Verbal Cues and Signals
Rather than shaming the students in front of the class, this can help them get back on track. By taking the students to one side and agreeing on some cues before class, it can help refocus the students if they get off topic. This can help if the students find it difficult to self manage and are unaware of how they are acting.
The Praise Game
This will play on the students natural competitiveness and will also get the students to regulate each other. Using positive reinforcement rather than negative will help to create a better learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Time Out Log
This combines with the daily behaviour form that the parents need to sign. They would be able to see how their child is behaving and how the school is handling it.
Weekly Scatter Plot
The ABC chart would allow us to see if there are any triggers or cues that spark the talking. If there is a potential topic that the students are interested in, can it be brought in to the classroom as a discussion topic as a way of getting rid of the disruptions.
Structured Time Out
This is where I would have a separate area of my class where students sit if they are constantly disrupting the class. They would take their work with them whilst they were in time out. I would indicate to them that they would have 10 minutes at the time out desk and they could look at the clock to see when they could go back to their seat. Once class is over, I would take the student aside to make sure they understood why they were put there and what needs to be done to address their behaviour.
Daily Behaviour Form
This is a more intense system where it promotes holding students to account on a daily basis. If the students keep disrupting class then they will be monitored hourly with the daily report to be sent home where it needs to be signed by the parents. It helps parents to be aware of what is going on in school so that they are able to support. By reviewing with the student, we can help them realise what they need to change in their behaviour and how they can go about it.
Forced Choice Reinforcement Survey
If all other methods in the previous tiers have failed then I would move to this one. The rewards previously have not motivated the students to change their behaviour so I would need to find out what would. By making the rewards more in line with what the students want, there would be greater investment from the students and more motivation to follow the classroom rules and procedures.
Talking over students and teachers
Distracting other students
Continue to talk despite being reprimanded by the teacher and students glaring at them.