So, I’ve held out long enough on you.  (Come closer…I have a secret to tell you…)

I have the magic bullet.

Yep – the holy grail of teaching techniques.

Uh huh.

The one technique that will save you time, save your sanity, help you teach more content, lessen your frustration and generally make you happier!  🙂

Actually, I might be over-exaggerating…just a little.

After visiting 1000s of classrooms over the last 13 years, I’ve realized that this one tip can save you (and this is true) a ton of time over the course of the year.  Here it is:

Avoid giving directions until you have all eyes on you.

Why?  Then you don’t have to go around and keep repeating yourself a zillion times to those students who didn’t listen in the beginning!  Try it!  It works like a CHARM!


If you like things that are simple and work like a charm, then you’ll be like a kid in a candy store here.