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Classroom Management Strategies To Take Control Of Noisy Students

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Get the rest of the videos - http://www.noisyclass.com This video explains a little-used, often-forgotten but very effective classroom management strategy for taking control of really tough groups of students right at the start of lessons. This Classroom Management method is for really challenging, noisy groups that take ages to settle, cost you a lot of time and cause you a lot of stress and frustration. You'll learn WHY some noisy groups of students take longer than others to settle down and HOW to get them in a state where they are more likely to stop talking and listen to you so that they enter your classroom on YOUR terms. Here's the link: http://www.behaviourneeds.com/noisycl...
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Susan Rushing (20 hours ago)
Thank you for your encouragement to use a more positive approach to students starting before they enter the classroom.
Captain captain (4 days ago)
I once splitted two students who were sitting together and talking and disturbing others during the lesson. One of them was furious and even knowing that I am not happy with her behavior tried to confront me. The question is how to tell them that what they are doing is wrong that does not result in further confrontations? Because sometimes being human you do lose patience.
Captain captain (4 days ago)
Three years ago gratuated and immediately went to teach to secondary classes as a freshman. Schools usually hire fresh graduates as teachers for low salary. After a month I was at my wit's end and my throat gave up after constant screaming. I never anticipated, because I was unprepared and had old school perception of teaching; the way I was taught. Besides, I felt underpaid and disespected by both my supervisor and students. The students were noisey and I felt invisible in the class. They did not listen to me unless I would bang the duster on a table to get attention. The supervisor seemed discouraging all the time even I did my best; evaluating me in front of my students. Before resigning I told her that at sometimes I feel loosing control over students and she said I have to do it because its my job. It is always a teacher's fault, never the students'. It was too much for 45 minutes. You have to sign notebooks, teach the lesson, collect notebooks, screaming at students to pay attention, being soft so they do not hate you and distant at the same time so the do not ask personal questions which they should not, being always worried whether I got everything completed according to the lesson plan. I do not like punishing and rebuking so I was fed up with screaming myself. Schools are best place to learn perhaps but not to teach.
Manjitt Gupta (5 days ago)
Awesome. I've been using this strategy for the last couple of years now. It realy works.
tracylouise1111 (11 days ago)
TY! Good ideas!
Asawer Hasan (11 days ago)
It was really beneficial, thanks a lot and keep going 👏🏻
Pro Gamer (16 days ago)
hey ..just asking ...the left part of the lips seems little bit stiff..are you facing any medical problem at the moment
Rob Plevin (7 days ago)
Priya Gupta (18 days ago)
What if the kids do not want to talk to me?
Soloxoman (21 days ago)
Classroom management is about managing the classroom through routines, like lining up etc Behaviour or discipline management is about consequences for not following rules etc Better the classroom management the easier and the less need for behaviour management
Juan Huang (23 days ago)
This is a useful video which can helps teachers a lot! Thank you so much for sharing it!
micky ntutumu ondo (24 days ago)
thank you very much for the video and cant wait to get my first day at work to use the strategies
Rosina shahid (25 days ago)
It was a very positive video. It was an asset as I will start working in school for boys (10 years). i found this video a really guidance. Thank you for sharing your experience.
선바순 (1 month ago)
Thank you! It really helpful for me to organize my class situation.
Cynthia Sevin (1 month ago)
This first video is a great help and I plan on watching the rest. I broke rule #1 nearly every day this year, letting in my noisy students from the hall into class. And it took 5-10 minutes to get them settled. I look forward to more of Rob's tips and implementing them next school year.
Janine K (1 month ago)
One challenge I have as a substitute teacher when going into a class first time is sometimes the mere fact I’m a sub has the kids minds made up already that because I’m a sub they don’t need to respect or listen . I have found when I was more regular at a school and could build rapport I didn’t have those issues nearly as much . Classes were more pleasant to teach . I also find if a class is hard for their own teacher they are even harder for subs. What’s your advice there ? Today I will go to a p.d session called teaching and reaching them all which is about reaching the most difficult kids.
Rob Plevin (26 days ago)
This can be a problem but you are obviously aware of the solution - you simply have to have ways to build rapport quickly. I teach a way to build relationships with students by putting emphasis on just two areas - showing that you sincerely care about them & communicating effectively and frequently with them. If you think about all your closest relationships they will have frequent communication and care and attention at their core; it's impossible to have a trusting, loving relationship with someone without communicating with them and without showing a deep level of care, respect & love for that person. So it's a case of going out of your way to ensure they know you have their interests at heart and communicating this to them. For a full explanation of this together with a range of fast-acting relationship builders see my book on Amazon - Connecting with Students (Or The #1 Secret to Effective Classroom Management). Best of luck x
Janine K (1 month ago)
Also I’m 4’11” and I find sometimes that adds to the challenge . What should I say to the rude 8-12 year olds who say I’m almost as tall as you or why are you short ? I sometimes tell them that’s rude.
Jim Koblick (1 month ago)
Good Stuff !  Thanks !
Dannyel García (1 month ago)
This is what I needed for one of my groups.
Mira Leventhal-Abudi (2 months ago)
Thank you so much for your helpful videos. I am a new teacher (second career) and am struggling with classroom management. I have a question - I teach English as a second language, and am not a homeroom teacher, so the kids are already in the room when I get there. How would you implement your strategies if they are already in the room and rowdy?
Sakshi Jindal (2 months ago)
i was really in search of something like this. will try in my class soon.
Melanie Rivera (2 months ago)
the 1st week of class is crucial to establish yourself as a strong authority and then build rapport. Let the students know at the door, like you say, who is boss. But once they enter the class, calm the voice and start to get to know kids. I was a teacher at a very challenging school when I began my teaching career and did this, in the end it was very effective. I Now, if a teacher established authority at the door and students continued their "sillyness" in the class, I would stop and make them line up again outside. I did this several times until they understood. Once they recognize the teacher is in charge I told them this: You do not have to like me, you do not have to like eachother but in my classroom we will atleast resepect each other. And if you feel like I am not respecting you then, by all means, I want you to write a letter to the assistant principal or Principal and clearly express your arguement. Please keep in mind to provide evidence to defend your complaint against me which means you must keep documented evidence to use. If you step out of line and do not do what I say, I will too, keep a record and have you write and sign your mistakes. If you want to accuse me that is fine, but know that I too am keeping a record. I want us all to feel free to express our VALID opinions and be heard. That is what our country is made of. However, we can not go to our higher ups with an unfounded accusation". My class has had success in respecting me first and knowing that my classroom is my second home (because I told my students that I arrive at 7 am and do not leave until about 5:30pm). I related that with them in what is expected of a guest to behave like in their home. I even modeled a scenerio where I pretended to be a guest and did the exact same things to them (rudeness, talking back, taking what I wanted, speaking out of turn, inturrupting with an idea that was completely off base) and they were so mad at me. I said "well, just like you don't like people coming into your house and being mean and inconsiderate, I do not like students coming into my class and doing that. It's tit-for-tat". Behold, my kids who may not like me everyday, but still learn.
iñigo Hernaez (2 months ago)
Johnny Dukane (2 months ago)
Thanks! Great insight.
KaiaHuata Wolf (3 months ago)
I like that you spelled out a couple of bite sized manageable chunks to think about and act on right away. I have done all the things you mention both positive and negative. Now I see it spelled out for me, what I was doing that lead to x behavior and what I was doing well that led to another type of behavior, let's call it "y". As you can see I think in a math like way.. behavior b1= x and behavior b2 = y. Thank you for the insight! : )
Alok Debta (3 months ago)
Sir,you r the real great advisoror........
samrah manal (3 months ago)
It was really helpful. It let's you peak into the students mind just a little bit
Rachel Seidel (3 months ago)
Amazing tips!
Chris Patton (3 months ago)
I can tell you as a teacher at the school I’m at, that don’t work. I actually did that long before I watched this video making the kids stay in the hallway to settle them down. They’d just stay out in the hallway and keep acting up so they didn’t have to come in the room. And positive focuses don’t help either. I told a group of students they were excellent workers and the best class grade wise and that suddenly made them think they had my favoritism and they could do whatever they wanted.
Rob Plevin (2 months ago)
Hi Chris, inner city school environments are all similar. Similar kids, similar problems, same solution - a supportive framework of love, respect and consistent boundaries. You sound like you really care and I applaud that. You've clearly tried a lot of different tricks and strategies but to be blunt none of them will work, certainly not for any length of time, unless the framework is in place. When I talk about this particular method (the method of filtering them at the door) I place emphasis on that framework. It is part and parcel of any successful approach - no amount of strategies, tricks and methods will work unless applied consistently, within a supportive framework. One thing that I notice from your reply is that you say students are entering a classroom chasing each other, slapping each other and knocking desks over. That is probably why the method is failing - part of the framework is missing. Where are the consistent boundaries? When we let them get away with any of that behaviour they will naturally repeat it. The method works - but there is a lot more to it than just making them line up at the door.
Chris Patton (3 months ago)
Rob Plevin, I hate to tell you, but yes, it is the method. You have no idea where I teach and you have no idea what it’s like. It’s an inner city school of mostly African-American students, and I am the white outsider. There’s 35-38 of them per class period and one of me. Every day before they enter I tell them to come in and follow procedure, which is posted on the wall. I say good whatever to them as they enter and high five or shake all their hands. I walk in and I have kids knocking over desk, chasing each other around, slapping one another, and with a Bell Ringer on the board I still have to raise my voice in order to get over all the noise. We’ve tried the raise a hand method, we’ve tried reward charts, we’ve tried reward parties, and we’ve done exactly what you said to do for your method, and your method doesn’t work. Argue it all you want but you clearly don’t have a good understanding of a public inner city school environment. And even with all my problems I’m said to have the best rapport with all my students, but it still doesn’t help with their behavior.
Rob Plevin (3 months ago)
It's the way you settle them down that counts - the way you speak to them, the way you interact with them. They pick up on your attitude and your feelings towards them. Not saying you have a bad attitude, but if this isn't working it is definitely not the strategy that's wrong.
Mr. Pandit (3 months ago)
This is 100% spot on. Definitely the best advice on YouTube for all teachers. I used to teach in one of the toughest schools in NJ and learned this the hard way. Those who dislike this video are probably the kids who want to take over the class.
sara KHARBOUCH (3 months ago)
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Moises Mendoza Torres (3 months ago)
It makes good sense, thanks for the advice I shall put it into work.
David Roca (3 months ago)
Thank you very much for this. There are some things we think are obvious but if we don't practice them our classes can become a mess. Thanks for showing this video, I could save my class after watching it.
Hilal shah (3 months ago)
Great thank a lot... May god bless u
timothy masinde (3 months ago)
Very helpful clip.I have enjoyed it and borrowed a lot.Thank you.
John Nayak (3 months ago)
thanks a lot for a great information
codswallop321 (3 months ago)
Am thinking about becoming a teacher. This is so helpful, thank you!
codswallop321 (3 months ago)
Denise thanks for the tip.
Okay..... You Srsly think you can control any class try mine, it'll be hard! jk
Nice, really could use someone like that. Smart approach.
Rob Plevin (3 months ago)
Any time. ;-) But I'll add an explanation as to why I'm confident I'd be able to do so... I wouldn't try to 'control ' them initially. I would start by getting to know them, by listening to them, and showing that I genuinely cared about them. I won't pretend it would be easy but that approach has worked with EVERY class and individual I've taught.
Sajood (4 months ago)
You r talking to much before giving the tip
Rob Plevin (3 months ago)
Thanks. Other people seem to like it. ;-)
Dmitrii Golubev (4 months ago)
That was the K.I.S.S(est) explanation ...thank you! P.S (keep it super simple
Odania Lichtschweif (4 months ago)
Is there an alternative way? Here in Germany the students are already in the room and the teacher comes in.
Odania Lichtschweif (3 months ago)
Thank you☺ I'll keep that in mind. I've been doing stepped consequences and it's amazing how kids react to the threat of a line behind their name on the black board ...
Rob Plevin (3 months ago)
Hi again Odiana, when I say it's your classroom I am speaking generally. No matter what room you are in, you own the room; the children are guests in the room. You are the responsible adult and as such, you should be in control of the room - any room. If the children are out of control (i.e. not doing/behaving as you ask), they should npot be in the room.
Odania Lichtschweif (3 months ago)
Rob Plevin Actually is not here in Germany. The kids have a room, the teachers wander and have a large office typically for all the teachers together.
Rob Plevin (3 months ago)
Take them out again if they're not behaving - it's YOUR classroom. They should not be in the room if they're not under control.
Russell Hogben (4 months ago)
As a teacher with 34 years of experience I completely agree. Positive teaching always trumps negative. I used to have a motto, praise 3 children before criticising someone. Chances were that by the time you got to the criticism it wasn’t needed.
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Snafuski (4 months ago)
Hello Rob, I am actually a sub teacher with 3-4 month contracts (I am very flexible), teaching a subject that schoolchildren hate.... German.... , and will definitely try to use your strategies. I'll give you feedback in a few weeks... I am beginning a stretch with asome very tough classes right now. So... am looking forward to the experiment ;-)
N. R. (4 months ago)
Great video and hands-on advice for other teachers
Fadime Babacan (4 months ago)
Hi Rob! I’ve been working as an esl teacher for 9 years now and my problem is that I often changed classes and levels during these years. I noticed it was a problem when I started talking to a 5-year-old child as if he was 16. I was so confused ! One of my colleagues told me I must take advantage of these changings every year to find new techniques of teaching etc but I keep focusing on their behavior and I must admit that I hate my job as much as I love it. I don’t see myself doing another job but I don’t see myself teaching after the age of 40... However, what I wanted to say is that my former Headmaster had told me about the corridor technique years ago and I f*cking forgot it so I always shout in class because of this... thank you for reminding me :))
Mike Wyatt (4 months ago)
Very good. I like it so much it. It makes good sense.
Hanami (4 months ago)
Marion Benedicto Take time to watch this. Thanks to you teacher
Madman Waster (4 months ago)
Gangly day would have a little better if we could get it a few days before hand but it’s a bit too easy and fun for kids who don’t like how to use them on your way through home with friends while others aren’t playing anymore or even more than a half of their time in a
Richard Silva (4 months ago)
Have things changed? When I was in school, teachers weren't our friends and we respected them.
Rob Plevin (4 months ago)
I don't suggest being 'their friends'. Being 'friend-ly' is very different to being their friends. The lack of respect, in my opinion, is generated when people in authority don't respect the young people in their charge. A sure way of gaining respect is to first give it.
Daltha Academy (4 months ago)
Very practical. Can't wait to share it with my teachers
Saima Waheed (4 months ago)
Great video and really help me in managing my students... Thank you for sharing
Thank you. I found away to get attention but it's still a challenge as a substitute that they haven't seen.
anthi cross (5 months ago)
very useful advice!
David Trok (5 months ago)
Terrific! Thanks so much! Extremely helpful video!   -a first year teacher
Angel SIU (5 months ago)
I know a way, you can phone the kids parents if
Angel SIU (5 months ago)
my classroom uses a chime.
Jo Mae (5 months ago)
I actually did this,it was helpful and less stress.
hesam T. Tehrani (5 months ago)
Hi, I like your suggestion about lining them up at the door before the class begins, yet. I am gonna give it a try and will leave a comment after I see some results. thanks
Valerie Purcell (5 months ago)
Absolutely brilliant in its simplistic authenticity!
Mast Munda (5 months ago)
3:23 lol management
Sylvia Allan (5 months ago)
Tajal Malik (5 months ago)
For example if they r already in the classroom and the teacher has to enter the classroom
Jim DeMaio Jr (5 months ago)
Say "brilliant" a lot. I love it.
rabia naveed (5 months ago)
thnks..its really beneficial:)
confusedclarinetist (5 months ago)
Thanks! I am currently finishing up my schooling and am full-time student-teaching in a 5th grade classroom. I am trying to learn as much as possible about classroom management! :) These videos are incredibly helpful. Thank you!
Lori Thompson (6 months ago)
Best video I've seen. As a future teacher I've been watching a lot of videos about rules and management. So many are focused on shutting kids down through rules that are ambigous and statements that are sarcastic. Love that you are geniun with kids.
Rob Plevin (6 months ago)
Thank you x
Sneha sharma (6 months ago)
I am a Brand new teacher. And I teach a class of 40 students in India.They are in grade 1. All of them are incredibly smart, intelligent, energetic, mischievous and talkative. On the other hand, I happen to be a teacher with a very calm and pleasant face. So I do need some great ideas from you! Thank you in advance!
Ivar Hakuse (6 months ago)
Thank you for this upload. I will feedback my results My classroom has 2 doors, 1 further down the corridor near the back of their queue so some end up playing the ‘Can I get in through the back door and break the rule’ game. Further wasting time, with me ensuring they only enter through the one I’m standing at, the front of the queue. It’s a science lab and you can’t lock it, health and safety. I’m for ever handing out negatives etc.
walkie0talkie (6 months ago)
Thank you so much :D
april monchik (6 months ago)
great video. I plan to watch the next one and try the tips from this one.
Didi WQ (6 months ago)
Thanks a lot ,actually such videos are so imprtant to me because I'm a new teacher and I've never tought before , and I find it alittle bit difficult to keep the students undercontrole all the time.So thanks again
Jingyu Shi (7 months ago)
amazingly interesting. I can't wait to be a teacher and use the strategies....
mrsteven (7 months ago)
Currently where I'm at right now and I hate it. Im a first year teacher and this past week was so bad.
sam111880 (7 months ago)
yes thats a great method though what happens when there already in class . And you have to calm them down that occurs too?
Hanny Kurniawan (7 months ago)
Good practical suggest. Thank you.
Sam k (7 months ago)
Hey I'm thinking to do primary education but the one thing that's putting me off are the naughty kids nd I think I won't be able to handle them
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
They're kids. You'll be fine.
crissie rose (7 months ago)
i use these strategies and they dont work
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Yes they do. Thousands of teachers use them successfully. But... it all depends HOW you use and apply them.
crissie rose (7 months ago)
im a cover teacher and i just cannot get the kids to be quiet help !!
snemelka (7 months ago)
Something came to mind as I watched this that I'd really like some input on: These are all techniques designed to meet OUR needs as teachers. Our needs to have control, to fit these students into a structure that we feel WE can manage. What if we changed the structure? Kids need discipline, but wouldn't they listen to us better if they believed that some good FOR THEM would come from it?
Mario de Haan (7 months ago)
Hello Rob. Thank you for this clear and also motivational video. I am in my second year of becoming a science teacher in the Netherlands. This year is my first in front of a class and I experience a lot of problems getting a class to listen and be quiet. This video gives me hope that I will eventually be able to succeed. Thank you very much.
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
my pleasure Mario
Cecilia Paz (7 months ago)
thank you Rob, really clear explanation, very useful !
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
buy my book. ;-)
Cecilia Paz (7 months ago)
if for example I have to explain should and should not.. where can I get some ideas of how to best do it ? thanks
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Thank you x
Joanne Huerta (8 months ago)
Can’t wait to implement this!!
84ahbab (8 months ago)
Excellent advice Rob! Keep them coming please! I am currently reading your book "Classroom management success". An excellent read!
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Thank you. Take Control of the Noisy Class contains the complete list of strategies and methodologies I used successfully in tough classroom settings. It's available on Amazon. :-)
Rebecca Menashe (8 months ago)
what if we come in to the classroom and the kids are already there, I am an art teacher and come in to a class kids are already inside....
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
If they're compliant, no problem. If they're not, take them out again and have them line up. It's YOUR classroom and they should only be in there if they are following your rules.
Attiya Karim Balghari (8 months ago)
Good methods.Please make the board work bigger so it could be seen easily.Thanks
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Try opening the video in full screen mode.
Livingson Ohahuru (8 months ago)
Good work, thanks for the enlightenment
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
No problem ;-)
Amine Elazar (8 months ago)
Samia Hassan (8 months ago)
I have started teaching from last mnth Primary section class 1 (29 boys) Its very difficult for me to handle them n to grab their attention #tensed..
Christina Jones (8 months ago)
This is awesome can't wait for the next video. Thumbs up
y m (8 months ago)
I can totally relate
semoOo King (8 months ago)
I like the video so much but please can you tell me how to deal with kindergartens students 3-4 years old , I feel like I'm losing control
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
It's all the same stuff - firm but fair control, clear boundaries and a calm, caring approach
Salwa Alhajel (8 months ago)
Thank you so much for this advise Regarding class management ! I ll will use it ! Hope it will work with my students !
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
It will
Wolverine 4444 (8 months ago)
that was so helpful..i'm going to apply these in my class
John Buterbaugh (8 months ago)
Hi, Rob, I just wanted to report to you how pleased I have been with the strategy of lining students up at the door. I co-teach a math class. Before we implemented this strategy, we had a tough time getting students to focus on the material. There was significant noise and very few students plotted points in our graphing unit. After we implemented the strategy, we had almost universal student engagement as points were being plotted! Thank you so much for sharing your approach with the world! We plan to continue using this strategy.
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Thank you that's great to hear
H. S. M. (9 months ago)
I came across your video and thankfully it was really helpful for me. Thank you Rob!
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Pleasure :-)
gülay deveci (9 months ago)
Hi Mr.Plevin. I've been a ESL teacher in Turkey for 14 years and I'm dealing with the most difficult group of highschool students ever nowadays..I've only watched this video but it helped me so much already! It cleared my mind and I look forward to watching every single video..thank you so much, I'm sure I'll be more and more grateful as I watch them..
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
Thank you for letting me know :-)
Elisa Sanchez (9 months ago)
Fantastic info!
bamanser (9 months ago)
Mr Rob really fantastic techniques- thanks so much for sharing and helping others to learn how to bring out the best in each student and also ourselves.
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
My pleasure
ادم كرار حامد (9 months ago)
great thanks teacher
Jim DeMaio Jr (9 months ago)
I'm not the only one.
Kel Green (9 months ago)
I hope you don't mind but I'm stealing, acquiring these to show my team! We need a lot of help dealing with high school students!
Rob Plevin (7 months ago)
No problem. Enjoy... :-)
Rob Plevin (9 months ago)
No problem. Enjoy :-)

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