Are you looking for strategies to teach kids not to interrupt classmates during learning experiences? If so, keep reading.
2. Make sure that reinforcement is not provided for unacceptable behavior (e.g., making unacceptable remarks, talking to others during quiet activity periods, etc.).
3. Give the student an easily grasped list of consequences for unacceptable behavior.
4. Get the student to make a list of consequences associated with regularly occurring behaviors (e.g., By disrupting others, I will be perceived as unmannerly. By behaving aggressively, I will cause people to avoid me.).
5. Provide a predetermined signal (e.g., hand signal, oral signal, etc.) if the student begins to talk to other students during quiet time.
6. Provide a predetermined signal (e.g., hand signal, oral signal, etc.) when the student begins to display unacceptable behavior.
7. Give the student frequent chances to participate, share, etc.
8. Place the student away from those students they are most likely to bother.
9. Teach the student to use techniques such as crossing their arms and legs, clinching their fists, and webbing their hands when they feel the urge to speak to others during quiet activity periods.
10. Show learning activities that let the student be highly active and talkative.
11. Praise the student for demonstrating appropriate behavior: (a) give the student a concrete reward (e.g., classroom privileges, passing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the student an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
12. Praise the student for raising their hand to be recognized.
13. Give a full schedule of learning activities. Stop lag time from happening when the student can bother other students.
14. Praise the student for working quietly: ( a) give the student a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the student an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
16. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
17. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
18. Consider using Alexa to help the student learn to behave appropriately. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.
19. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.