Anonymous asked: Hello! Your video is amazing! A few friends and I watched it on our prep today!! :) Do you have info on starting to implement these techniques in the classroom? And training on the different call words and motions for the kids? thank you so very much! Sabrina
I’ve got so many questions about that video so I hope I can sum it all up in this one response! I do not know the teacher, where she teachers, or who she is. One of my friends, who is also in education, just showed it to me last week.
I do not have any formal research on this topic, therefore I can only speak from observation and experience. As far as implementing these techniques at this point in the year, I would not suggest it. The kids are already used to you and how your classroom is ran so any new techniques might confuse them and throw them off. For next year, I believe that in order to use the queues, call words, and motions it is important to introduce them right away. During the first few weeks of school just remind the students what is to be said/done when you give them a queue. With practice, the kiddos should catch on and be able to do it themselves when you give them a word. I think all of these would be really fun to try out in the classroom.
As far as the tally marks (this is from another question), my only guess is that those are used whenever the students have the “teach” time. They either receive a smile for doing well or a frown for being off topic, talking too loud, not participating, etc.
Hope this helps and best of luck to you always!
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