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.
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.