If you teach in a GATE classroom, you know that many of those little people have ... ahem... "personality" just bursting out of them!
Your students might have great ideas, but are they sharing them appropriately? Are they really listening to each other?
This simple tool will help reinforce important conversation skills. All you need to do is print a few copies for the students to review, then give them a single skittle when they remember to follow the guidelines! Happy kids, happy teacher. Of course, you won't do this every week! The point of this is just to put the idea in their head, not to make them reliant on candy for good behavior.
Once you've explicitly taught these expectations, it makes it a lot easier to quickly redirect a student later on in the year.
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