Phone Screener? Check.
Hallway Officers? Double Check.
So, what I like to do at this point in the year is to really teach each one of my students how neat their job really is, and the fact that other people would like to have that job if they choose not to keep it.
"Choose" not to keep it? What do you mean?" … you might ask.
Well, negative behaviors are bound to come up… from not following directions, to not doing work, to not keeping hands / feet to themselves, etc. etc.
They always do.
Whatever the case may be, what you need to do is say very carefully to that student: "Do you like your job? Would you like to keep it?"
If they say "Yes"… which is 99.9% of the time, then all you need to say next … are the following words: "Then, you need to stop doing ____________." (or whatever fits appropriately in the blank).
Try it. They initially look at you like "Really? I don't need this job." Their body language totally gives it away.
Before they say that, though, beat them to it by saying something like, "Remember, you're going to need money in to pay for rent (their chair), and if you want to save up some money (for interest), or if you'd like to buy something at the classroom store (neat little toys) , or if you'd like to give to the class bucket (pajama day?), then you're going to need to keep your job."
They get the point VERY quickly.
If they don't, please let me know what happens next, because I don't believe I've ever had to remove someone from a job that THEY applied for, interviewed for, and really wanted… just because they couldn't follow some basic classroom procedures.
You'll notice a difference in your improved teaching, too… because you can focus on what you do best: TEACH.
Classroom management? Triple Check.