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i am a new teacher at an all boys school. i am finding it difficult to get the boys to pay attention and complete homework assignments

Jul 6, 2018 5:46am

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    • Jul 12, 2018 6:21am

      Be creative I don't what's the age of the boys but let's say think of something really is going to get their attention, a sport team, a place, a tv show , an app anything think will make them listen and comment attractive way to start, like have you heard .....did you know..... you re going to get to know them and learn about their interests and use it as you talk about your learning idea, it will take some time but once you learn about them and show them that, they will trust you and be better listeners and get the work done.. I hope this helped..

      • Jul 18, 2018 6:19am

        Hello Egness,
        Not to generalize.... but boys love materials and process! (Girls do too, but I find that when I've got a group that is energetic and impatient with assignments, if I give them a sculpture project or something with clay, the level of focus in the room really increases!)

        One of my favorite projects is dot painting. It is easy in terms of materials and teaching, and students LOVE it. I would be happy to share it with you if you are interested. Just let me know.

        other ideas:
        paper mache
        lino prints
        plushies
        plaster carving

        If you are interested in other projects, check me out at helenlowery.com.