Jan 10, 2016
On 1/10/16, Joyce wrote:
> I am a kindergarten teacher (children from 3 to 5) who's
> been facing troubles to get them attention. I feel they
> don't give me any respect, since they start chatting as
> soon as I come to the class. Some of them turn back and
> just don't care about the class. I am very disappointed!
> When I taught adults and teens a few years ago it was
> totally different! They loved my classes! Now, with the
> youngers I am considering to give up! Could anyone
> advise me with some tips to make the children pay
> attention and enjoy the classes?
I use a couple of different "attention getters" - keeps them
on their toes. One is a battery operated doorbell I got at
Walmart & when it bings they know to give me "hands &
eyes". It works brilliantly. I also use "call & response"
phrases from Whole Brain Teaching. If you "Google" it you
should be able to find them (ex: Me - Oh class; Students -
Oh yes). It too works wonders, especially on the fly.
I hope these ideas give you a little help.
Good luck - little ones can be a challenge!