But, a classroom management plan can make them easier to handle. The teacher should always be firm, friendly, fair, and focused. Be firm when enforcing rules and consequences. Be friendly by providing encouragement and showing understanding. Be fair by following through on classroom policies consistently. And be focused by coming to class prepared every day. Also, the teacher should use the least amount of authority needed to do the job. Using an excess amount of authority could make the situation worse, instead of ending it.
I would recommend making a rule that each student has to raise their hand and wait to be called on, if they have a question. This would influence Joey, who continuously talks loudly, out of turn, and off topic. If Joey does not raise his hand and wait to be called on, he should have consequences, such as losing a minute of play time every time the teacher has to remind him to raise his hand or if she has to tell him to keep his comments to himself because they are off topic. If he loses more than 15 minutes in a week, then the teacher should call his parents and set up a conference with them. Joey should also be rewarded for the times he does raise his hand, waits to be called on, and does not talk about something off topic. For instance, the teacher could give a student a ticket when they are caught being good and allow them to cash them in for rewards. This is based on the classroom management principle that good behavior should be rewarded to motivate students to do their best. According to Skinner’s Reinforcement Theory of Motivation, behavior will be repeated if it is rewarded and will not be repeated if there are negative consequences ("Reinforcement Theory of Motivation",