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25 Ways to Obtain Children's Attention in a School Setting by Leah Davies

25 Ways to Obtain Children's Attention in a School Setting by Leah Davies
By Leah Davies, M.Ed. There are countless times when educators need their students' undivided attention. The following methods are best taught during the first weeks of school. These ideas can assist teachers in providing an ordered and safe learning environment for everyone. 1. Hold up your hand and say, "Give Me Five." 2. (1) Eyes -- look (2) Ears -- listen (3) Mouth -- closed (4) Hands -- still (5) Feet -- quiet Later when you say, "Give me five," the children are to think of these five things and hold up their hand to show they are ready to listen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 1 - No talking 2 - Whispering 3 - Normal talking Use a large clip to indicate the acceptable noise level at any given time. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.Teach young children the following chant: Teacher says; "1, 2." 23. 24. 25. Note: A special thank you to all of the educators on teacher chatboards who contributed their "attention getting ideas" for use in this article.

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