Teachers understand keeping students' attention can be a difficult job. Teachers know that to attract students the attention they must connect with them and inspire them. However, it is easier said than done. They have to identify new methods to teach, for securing the attention of the students and keeping it engrossed on active learning in a classroom.
Teachers can help their students by creating a clear routine and setting expectations. By ensuring the adherence to the method, they improve the chances of getting students' attention.
Visual Representation of The Instruction
Using a striking picture related to the topic of discussion, such as environmental sustainability, if the classroom session is on the environment, would get the students' attention. Please encourage students to express their views, thereby ensuring they are engaged in the lessons.
By modifying the level and tone of their voice, teachers would be sending a signal to students to pay attention.
Deliver a Startling Statement
Delivering a startling statement or quote related to the content would have a positive effect. Students are curious by nature. They would connect with such expressions.
Relevant Work Activities
Teachers must spend quality time with their students to know them better. They can develop content that relates to them. By customizing content to students' requirements, teachers would be able to gain their attention.
Teach At Appropriate Level
Learning material that is too difficult could lead to student inattention. Observe the classroom session for boredom. Then customize the learning material to the requirements of the class.
Presentations should be clear and to the point. Only then, teachers would be able to hold students' attention.
Involve Students During Classrooms
Delivering a monologue during a classroom session would put the students to sleep. Learning should be interactive. Please encourage students to ask questions, thereby helping them to be involved in the content.
Using humor is an effective way to gain attention. Humorously relating an incident would get students' attention and lighten the mood.
Students are more attentive when they learn in a collaborative environment. Make them work in groups for a project.
Increase The Pace
Students do not respond well to slower instruction. The instruction has to be dynamic and brisk.
Incorporate Movement Into Classroom Sessions
Movements help in staying attentive. Request students to stand when they are asking a question or demonstrating a problem. Simple gestures can be refreshing.
Useful feedback is a vital aspect of learning and assessment. Constructive feedback keeps students motivated to succeed.