Today’s post is on one of my favorite aspects of wbt. Attention getters. I don’t know about you, but I like attention. And when I want attention, I better get it.
Here’s how I used to go about bringing the class back together again. I used to cross my arms, wait, stare with an irritated look until some of the kids caught one and nudged their peers to get quiet. It works, but it takes awhile and I demand attention promptly! Enter Class/Yes! Now when I need my little dears to quiet down, I say CLASS, they respond with YES. If they don’t, guess what!? Score one for me! But they always do. Why? It’s because of the way I say it. WBT.com calls it tomfoolery. I love that. You sort of trick the kids into thinking it’s fun to behave!
Here’s what I mean…transition time in the room. Ohhh, claaass, CLASS, class. Ohhh, yeeesss, YES, yes! they respond. They must match my tone and intonation. I love it! Sometimes I whisper, they whisper. Sometimes I use an accent, they use an accent. If I stretch out claaaaass, they stretch out yeeeesss. It works folks! I teach this day one.
Another great first step I do day one is Teach-OK. This is great for that perfect practice makes perfect I discussed yesterday. It’s great in my minilessons, too! Rather than
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