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What is a great way to keep students (elementary) actively listening with a task, for example, while the teacher is teaching?

Oct 21, 2016 12:54pm

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    • Dec 14, 2016 10:31am

      Have action items that students do. If you want them to think about what you are doing, have them put a finger to the temple, like they are thinking. It's a reminder. If you measure an inch, have them show you an inch (or other measurement). If you are writing a sentence, have visual cues that they do to identify when there is a noun, verb, or every sentence you write. When you ask them to open a book, give the hand cue of opening a book, have them repeat it, then open the book. It helps most for those that are a little behind, they have those visual reminders all around them giving the cue and they rush to catch up. ANY ACTION you can get them to do a step in the right direction. Create dances and songs for learning. Action in the classroom makes a difference.