What can I do to help decrease calling out. As you know LD students doo like to think out loud and react without thinking. I use the speaker power method which states that if a person has an object that represents speaker power, they are the only ones that are allowed to speak. Nonetheless, there are usually 5 of my students that ignore this and trying to address this concern only waste time. Please help!
Depends on the age/level and what you are teaching of course. I try to encourage kinesthetic responses-- "thumbs up if you agree with what Jose said..." I sometimes give each student 3 colored tiles- red for "no", green for "yes", yellow means "not sure"-- and they choose one to hold up. When I first start with a class I am very strict-- completely ignoring anyone who calls out, thanking or praising students for raising their hands and waiting (and acknowledging that it's hard to do!), and prefacing many of my questions with "raise your hand if..." Simple as they seem, these really help if you stick with them. Also, if you can't beat 'em... just accept that students are going to talk and make it work for you-- ask them to discuss something with a partner or small group. That way everyone who has something to say gets to say it, instead of the one or two that you would be able to call on, and it only takes a minute or two.
you can also give the children 3 "tickets" and have them give you a ticket for everytime they answer. They would then have to give you a ticket everytime they call out. This might give them a visual of just how much they are calling out.