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Four ways to gain the attention of the class.
- When you're within hearing range of a few children, say in a normal-level
voice, "if you can hear me, clap once, " "if you can hear me, clap twice,"
etc... usually I have the whole class's attention by the 4th time or so...
sometimes I'll throw in a wierd direction like "if you can hear me, touch
your nose..." the kids enjoy it and it works pretty well.
- I've also seen teachers who will do a clapping pattern and the kids copy...
again, this gets them paying attention quickly... something with clapping
seems to get kid's attention fast.
- One of the teachers I student taught with had a little bell she'd ring to
get their attention. Simple solution.
- Another one I've seen is simply saying "1-2-3 Eyes on me." You have to be
a little louder, but it usually works... or simply counting "1, 2, 3, etc"
really slowly, but loud enough that they can hear you.