Tracking to Increase Students' Focus
Lesson Objective: Respect fellow learners and increase focus by tracking
All Grades / All Subjects / Attention

Thought starters

  1. How does focusing attention on the speaker increase student engagement?
  2. What routines are evident that support student tracking?
  3. How does Ms. Noonan reinforce the desired behavior?
How would you like to implement this in our classroom?
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It is ultimately important to observe all students in the classroom and acknowledge them but I am not sure how this method is beneficial.
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Regarding the tracking video: I did no understand exactly whatthe teacher was doing or what she was writingon the board. Tevideo needsto be explained, and it should be a little longer, I think.
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Good point! Professional forums often call attention to the importance of tracking but fail to acknowledge the importance of peer tracking. Thanks!
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This is really simple but really important. I especially love the enthusiasm this teacher has. I have used this clip with my staff and we are working towards developing silent signals using sign language. Pretty cool.
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School Details

Think College Now School
2825 International Boulevard
Oakland CA 94601
Population: 301

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Madeline Noonan
English Language Arts Math Social Studies / 5 / Teacher



All Grades / All Subjects / Tch Tools

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Students / Class Culture