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Tools for Teaching

Chapters 16: Setting Limits: Our Actions & 17: Following Through

Kristi Campbell

on 4 May 2010

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Setting Limits:
Action signals Commitment Body Language is Genetic
and Generic. . .It's human nature. It Conveys Emotion: It Conveys Intention: Students usually know
what you are going to do before you do it. It Conveys Change: Students
can tell if your commitment
has changed from instruction to
discipline. "The only thing remarkable
about talking to neighbors is the
fact that it accounts for 80 percent of the lost learning time." Meaning Business Discipline on the Front Burner means
you must stop what you are doing and commit. Slow down. Calm is slow,
and upset is fast. Hit the "Relax Button." Show students everything has changed. You are in discipline mode. Be sure your body language
signals clarity. By lack of
clarity, you have obligated
students to test you. "The difference between Meaning
Business and not Meaning Business when you turn toward two disruptive students in the classroom is about three seconds." The six second turn
has to be practiced. It's
not natural.
1. Turn from the top down.
2. Point both your toes to the disruption.
3. Nagging signals no commitment.
4. Have good eye contact.
5. Relax your upper body.
6. Relax your jaw.
7. Relaxed shows no facial expression.
8. Practice makes perfect. Display body language that means business. FOLLOWING THROUGH Discipline management is an indoor sport. Basketball players know how to fake, and poker players know how to bluff.
STUDENTS KNOW HOW TO DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME Predict Student's Behavior by Reading Their Body Language "Every coach and player knows that you fake with the upper body and commit with the lower body."
So keep your eyes open for:
The Smiley Face - Who Me?

Book Posing - Does this fulfill your requirement of back to work?

Pencil Posing - Touch pencil to paper, Look, I'm writing.

Pseudo Scholarship - Start to write only to look up at teachers to see if we are still paying attention. PSEUDO-cOMPLIANCE cUTTING DEALS The gist is...walk don't talk, talk is cheap and can be considered nagging. Students are Gamblers

Pseudo-Compliance is "Bluffing" and less risky than defiance. So, to have a spot at the table, be ready to ante up! Ways to Ante Up 1st Raise - Moving In (Say their names)
2nd Raise - Visual Prompt (Tap Desk)
3rd Raise - Verbal Prompt
4th Raise - Palms (Proximity control)

Palms lets students know you have ALL DAY!

Wait out a committment of work.
Give eye prompts.
Make sure the student is not eyeing you! WHEN this works, thank the student. This will bring closure. WARNING, WARNING
A TYPICAL ERROR IS TO LEAVE TOO QUICKLY. To avoid the shoot out, don't go public and move in with camoflauge. You will have a WIN/WIN instead of a lose/lose.
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