Managing Classroom Chit-Chat

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I have to admit that I found these I ideas on Pinterest and then designed my own template to use in the classroom. Either are great ideas to use by themselves or at the same time. You choose what will work best for your "chatty" students.

Chit-Chat Chart
How to Use:
First, laminate red cardstock or construction paper. Cut into squares
that will fit each of the blanks next to each students name. You can use
velcro or magnet on the back of each square depending on where you
hang you chart.
If a student is talking while the teacher or another student is talking, I
will remove one of the red cards from his/her name on the chart.
Sometimes I will say why I am removing the card and sometimes I will
just remove the card and keep teaching. If a student looses all 3 cards
before recess he/she will have to stay in from and recess and we will
talk about what they need to do to fix it. However, this can be used for
any classroom privilege. You can choose to place the cards back on the
board during different times during the day.
Chit-Chat Breaks
How to Use:
At the start of every lesson, students have an opportunity to earn up to
a so many minutes of “chit chat break.” (Usually 2 or 3 min. is plenty).
Throughout the lesson, if my students are talking to the point that I
have to stop teaching, then I take a minute away from their break. If
they are able to “shape up”, I let them earn the minutes back. At the
end of the lesson, they are awarded with a “chit-chat break” equal to
the number I have circled on the board.
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