Teacher is praising students for having their materials and being ready for class. One student was not ready, but when he heard the specific praise, the student got his/her notebook and returned to his/her desk.
“Thanks for being quiet at Table 1, maybe Table 2 will get quiet too.”
The teacher initially asked the students to read silently. They began to talk with each other and the teacher restated the expectation, reminding students that they were to read silently.
“We just went over this. Do I need to say it again?”
A teacher notices two students are talking to each other and one student with his/her head down during whole group instruction. Teacher adjusts instruction to include a choral response to engage the whole class.
Lecturing from the front of the class; teacher talk is 80-100% of the time.
As the teacher is teaching, some students at one of the tables are off task and not following along. Without stopping instruction, the teacher walks over to the students and stands near them. They get back on track.
Staying at teacher desk; calling out students from across the room.
Student is off task, ignore him/her and tell the student next to him/her how well he is doing on the task. When student gets on task, praise that behavior.
Redirecting the student immediately when you see problem behavior occur. “Johnny, remember it’s responsible to get back on task.”
Give option to:
“You can do your work now or at recess.”
Teacher stops to talk with a student who is drawing on the desk instead of working on the task. The teacher privately reviews what the student can do when unsure of how to get started, then moves on.
Publicly redirect in front of others to put cell phone away during class.
As the teacher is going over the objectives, he notices a student who is off-task. While continuing to teach, he redirects the student by pointing tot he Chromebook and then the classroom screen.
Glaring look at the student