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Behavior: kid sleeping in class?

Date: July 5th, 2016
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: The Sleeper. What do you do with a kid who sleeps in your classroom? I might want to say, “Hey, wake up, and be nice.” If I don’t know what that kid is going to do, I may be a little careful. Some kids, let’s face it, you don’t want to wake them up. Right? You’re like, “Oh Hallelujah, stay asleep! This is going to be a good day.”

If I really want you to wake up, then I’m just going to stand near you. I’m just going to stand near you and I’m going to start to talk to the class about something. Because what do you want more than anything, if I’m doing this? You want me to get away from you! The only way you can do that is to acknowledge that I’m there. Open one eyeball and then we’re in good shape.

I’m looking for those types of non directive ways that I can redirect the student.