The case is about when a “chatty” student fails to keep quiet, despite numerous interventions and her new junior secondary school language arts teacher threatens her to be removed from another teacher’s class.

This case is about student’s problem behavior which generally happens in junior and secondary. I think, junior or high school student still enjoy talking with each other in every time and everywhere. They still cannot differ when the precise time and where the precise place that they can talk each other. Actually, we already learned the strategies how to manage and solve the problem like this case this case in this week. Management strategies, is as one of subtopic for this week which explain about minor and moderate interventions for problem behaviors.

Actually, this case requires only minor interventions. Minor interventions explain that the problem usually do not disrupt class activities and learning. One of the examples of minor intervention is engaging in social talk when it is not allowed. It relates to “chatty” student case. To solve that problem, teacher can implement some strategies of minor interventions, which are 1) use nonverbal cues, such as making eye contact with “chatty” student and give a signal such as a finger to the lips, and more, a head shake, or a hand signal to issue a desist, 2) Move closer to students, such as when “chatty” student starts misbehaving, simply moving near the student, and they will stop to be in misbehavior, 3) Directly and assertively tell to “chatty” students to stop, such as establish direct eye contact with the student, be assertive, and tell the student to stop behavior. Teacher should manage her temper, when she warns the students. By implementing the three strategies well, in a timely and effective manner, “chatty” student will decrease her bad habit step by step.

If the three of strategies still cannot solve the problem, teacher can give her a choice. Teacher asks student to stop, or if still talk, she should talk in front of the class.

However, this case stated that her new junior secondary school language arts teacher threatens her to be removed from another teacher’s class. I think it is fine to remove “chatty” student from class during the way teacher remove the student in a good way, but not for another teacher’s class. Each class has classroom agreement, so art teacher does not have right to say like that. Teacher should use positive reinforcement like using time-out. Moderate interventions also offer the similar strategy with art teacher. In moderate, teacher can isolate or remove students. Teacher can place the student in a time-out room designated by the school. However, teacher should be sure to clearly identify the student’s behavior that resulted in the time-out. If “chatty” student’s is still in misbehavior, teacher should re-identify the problem and place the student in time-out again. After the time-out, do not comment on how well “chatty” student behaved during the time-out, return “chatty” student to the activity that was interrupted.

As I stated before, this case happens with student in secondary high school. As another strategy, teacher also can intervene him with the school’s policy and/ or involve the principal and/or parents if necessary.

I hope, we are as the next generation of teacher, when we face this case, we can manage and solve the similar case well in next.

🙂 🙂 🙂

This week is the last week to write weekly reflection in MMSEL class. Yeay… but, I will miss this moment someday. L The reflection made me realized that teacher is not only delivering the materials but also educate students, also teacher is the important one who can decrease degradation moral. Teacher’s profession is not easy.

MMSEL class is different from another class. This class made me always reflecting to myself after I got the materials. I reflected about my experience in senior high school. I tried to evaluate my senior high school teachers in managing the class and their teaching style (strategy and method) to deliver the materials and to manage the students who has differ background and learning style. From the evaluation, I learned the strategies in how to manage the classroom, how to solve student’s behavior problem, how to motivate students in teaching and learning.

This class also taught me much how to motivate and managing myself before I motivate my students and manage my classroom.

Thank you Bu MIMA and Thank you Sec A. We are great! 🙂