Case Study--Disruptive (talking during lessons) (Problems (students…
Case Study--Disruptive (talking during lessons)
students talking during lessons
disrupting other students from listening
failing to correct behaviour after visual cues are given
failing to correct behaviour after verbal intervention
Tier 1 Interventions
non verbal cues
giving students who are disrupting a lesson a non verbal cue can help them to realize they are being disruptive and give them the opportunity to self-correct. This keeps the teacher from further disrupting the lesson. Giving the student a discrete cue can also keep them from feeling embarrassed in front of the class.
praising students who are behaving properly in the lesson can help other students to also want to work to receive that same praise and recognition, especially for young learners. Acknowledging a student sitting and listening nicely can increase positive behavior among all students. When the disruptive student begins to display the appropriate behavior be sure to give praise so they will associate that positive reinforcement with their good behavior.
Change Students Location
since it is two students who keep chatting to each other, splitting them up so they are not sitting next to each other may fix the problem. It will give them a chance to move and change spots to release a bit of energy and refocus on the lesson.
Tier 2 Interventions
Giving the students some breaks during a lecture may be necessary for young learners. It is difficult for them to sit through a lesson without much discussion or activities to break it up. Scheduling in breaks could keep disrupting behaviors from occurring by giving students an appropriate time to get that energy out.
The Praise Game
By separating the class into two teams and giving them a goal of sitting quietly and keeping your eyes on the teacher they can compete to earn points while following the lesson. This would help to keep the students engaged and set it up as a game, which is very appealing to young learners.
Using a daily behavior chart to illustrate how a student is behaving in class can help them become more aware of their own behavior. When behavior is good noting that on the form with a sticker could be a motivating force. Sending the form home at the end of the week and having the parents sign and send it back would also get them involved and keep them aware of what is going on in the classroom at home.
Tier 3 Interventions
Structured Time Out
Giving a disprutive student a specific place they need to move to when they repeatedly cause distractions can give the student structures consequences to their actions. By removing them from the main group of students they are less likely to have distractions and be a distraction to their piers.
Having meetings with the parents of students who continually cause disruptions in class can help to give the student structure between school and home. Parents and teachers can work together to help the student manage their behavior. This also keeps the parents and teachers aware of what is going on in all aspects of the student's life so they can better curtail a plan.
Behavior Intervention Plan
This creates a plan to help a student change their behavior with the help of parents, teachers and the student them-self. The plan will be curtailed to the specific student's behavior problems and can help track and analyze behavior patterns.
Data Tracking System
Data Tracking Forms: used to track student's behavior each day and can be referred to in meetings with parents
Behavior Contract: used to denote behavior daily and sent home to parents at the end of each week for parents to sign and send back