Attention Getting Signals: One Spot
Lesson Objective: Teach students to expect direction from one spot in the room
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Thought starters

  1. Why is important to have students' full attention before teaching or giving directions?
  2. How does consistency improve student response?
  3. What other cues or signals can you use to get students' attention?
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1.Why is it important to have the student’s full attention before teaching or giving directions?

It is important to have students full attention before teaching or giving directions because this assures you that all of the students are listening.

 

2. How does consistency improve student response?

 

Being consistent is key when trying to get students attention because students get into a routine.

Overtime students become conditioned to the hand signal and learn what you are expecting when a certain signal is said.

 

3. What other cues or signals can you use to get students’ attention?

 

Other signals  that can be used to get the students attentions is clapping, instruments and rhymes.

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1. Why is it important to have the student’s full attention before teaching or giving directions?

   - The reason it is important for the teacher to have the students full attention is so that the teacher can give the  student’s clear instructions, as well as what there expectations will be for the rest the school year.   

2. How does consistency improve student response?

    - Consistency improves student response in the classroom when they know that they have a safe place to be themselves.  By teachers being consistent in their approach and letting the students know what their expectations are will help both the students and teacher. 

3. What other cues or signals can you use to get students' attention?

    -  You can clap your hands / sing or play a song. You can sing the first part of the song and the student would be able to sing the last part of the song.   

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  1. Why is important to have students' full attention before teaching or giving directions?
    1. It is important to have students' full attention before teaching and giving directions because this helps to ensure that students are focused and processing what you are saying.
  2. How does consistency improve student response?
    1. Consistency improves student response in that it creates a safe environment for students to particicpate.  If a classroom has understood routines for student respones, students will have a guidline on what it takes to participate in class.
  3. What other cues or signals can you use to get students' attention?
    1. You can use, "peace sign", simon says, claps / repeated rythms, rhymes and more to capture students' attention.  The key is to have a set signal and to practice it often.
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  1. Why is important to have students' full attention before teaching or giving directions?
    1. Having students' full attenion before teaching or giving directions allow for teachers to make sure the students can fully process what is being said to them and be able to complete the task at hand.
  2. How does consistency improve student response?
    1. Consistency improves students response, because it will eliminate the uncertainty of what comes next. The students will automatically understand what is going on due to the task being in a routine.
  3. What other cues or signals can you use to get students' attention?
    1. For many of the teachers I know, a lot of them clap in a certain rhythm and the students have to mimic what the teacher is doing. This makes them stop what they are doing and be able to fully pay attention to the teacher.
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It is important to get a student’s full attention before teaching or giving directions because it fosters and maintains a respectful learning environment for teacher and students.

Consistency improves a student's response because the more often you use signals in the classroom, the more often you will get the desired response that you want. Students overtime merely become conditioned to it and learn what you are expecting when a certain signal is made or said.

Another cue or signal that can be used to get the students attentions is clapping. For example, the teacher claps once and the students will recipercat that. The teacher claps twice, the students clap twice etc.

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