Monday, January 28, 2008

Classroom Management Tip

This happens everyday, especially with younger students. I'll be explaining directions or reading a story and a hand goes up. I usually keep questions or comments for later, but this student is really smart and may have something special to add so I call on him. "Miss C. do you like my new sneakers?" he asks sweetly. Now I'm off track and so is the rest of the class. Here is a tip how to manage this. Explain to your students what a relevant comment or question would be and tell them when they raise their hands for that to have all five fingers. Explain what an off topic question or comment would be and tell them to only raise their pointer finger for that.

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