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Too much Noise!

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by gomis, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    I have a class and I don't have a problem getting their attention and explaining stuff to them, but when I ask them to do an activity, whether it is from a textbook, group work or an active task, they get quite noisy.
    I get their attention again and tell the to quieten down, they do..for about 2 mins, then they gradually get louder again!

    I'm looking for any ideas anyone has to get them to work quietly (I'm not looking for absolute silence, and for the most part they are doing work, they're just affy loud about it!)

    Thanks for any advice,
  2. catdog74

    catdog74 New commenter

    I have the same problems! My Maths class seem to struggle to keep the noise down, and I find it especially noisy and time- wasting when anything in the rouine changes- eg if counters or dice are handed out etc.. and these are Year 6! This week I am going to try saying nothing and displayinga timer with the words- The challenge; can you be ready in under two minutes? I will see how it goes.
    Maybe try a traffic light system? There is also a few noise monitors you can download online- I trialled one last year, but found that there were a lot of extra coughs happening- just to see if it worked! These might work with a reward system in place also. Or a raffle where yoy give out tickets to students working hard- make the focus on work, not noise...students who are working productively do seem to be less noisy to it is a win win...
    Good luck!

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