One of the greatest favors you can do for yourself as a classroom teacher is to learn to get the kids’ attention.
Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, it is not that easy and too often this is where the adult takes a short cut.
You risk being run over by a freight train.
Quite simply once many kids realize that you don’t have a real way of starting class...your honeymoon is over.
Once they realize that you don’t have a way of getting their attention...you are soon going to find yourself talking over or above the kids' voices when you shouldn’t.
You have to have a way to start class and getting the kids’ attention. This is not a time to reason, plead or wish they would do what you say. You have to make getting their attention something that you always do.
In today’s episode, I am focused on the importance of getting the kids’ attention.
Here are my 5 Steps to Starting Class Right
Know what you are going to do.
Explain it to them
Do it again
Enjoy working with the kids.
Thanks for listening.
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Length - 17:24