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Student Management

Attention Problems?

Many students have a problem paying attention in class, usually during lessons when you are giving directions, during class meetings, during tests, or any other time where they are not physically involved in doing something. If you give these students a building set or set of crayons, however, they usually have total concentration. During times where these students cannot sit still, let them quietly draw or hold something in their hands. You can have a private conversation with them to see if they think these ideas will help and if they will still be able to pay attention to what you are saying. You can also ask them for suggestions; you would be surprised at some of the responses. You should also talk to the rest of the class about special circumstances for these particular students.

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Specific Praise
Picking Partners
Line ’Em Up
Name Sticks
Energy Patrol
Seating Arrangements
Choice Cards
Earned Privileges
Volume Control
Musical Cues
Tea Time
Seating Arrangments
Sponge Basket
Handwashing
Job Assignments
Australia
Fire Drill Prep
Lifeskills
Chair Tilters
Plant Water/Animal Feeding Schedule
Picture Magnets
Behavior Flowchart
Provide Variety
Certificate Ceremony
Lining Up
Attention Problems?
It’s What You Wear
Chair Stacker
Rug Time
Random Rewards
Earlybirds
Peace Maker Place
Discipline Notes
Board Eraser
Compliment Mailbox
Show and Tell Notebook
Quick Finishes
Guest Speaker
Student Spotlight Week
Weekly Meeting