CALL ON STUDENT FREQUENTLY
Why should I do it?
- Increases students’ attention and focus
- Keeps students on task
- Helps students attend better
- Can boost students confidence
- Can reduce unwanted behaviors and distractions
- Can reduce talking and off task behaviors
- Can increase student’s interest in the topic or task at hand
When should I do it?
- When a student has difficulty with attention, focus, and remaining on task
- With a talkative or chatty class, group of students, or an individual student
- With classes or students that do not participate due to off task behaviors
- With students misbehaving or being distracting
- With students who make noises
- With students who seem unengaged or disinterested
How do I do it?
- You may use a system, like names in a hat, sticks with names, etc, or randomly call on students
- Frequently call on students or groups of students that are off task, misbehaving, being distracting, etc.
- Do not call on students who may be withdrawn or isolated due to anxiety about being called on or pointed out in front of the class without setting up a plan with that student first
- With such students, you may set up a cue the student can give you when they want to be called on to answer a question or a cue the teacher will give prior to calling on them so they can prepare