Why should I do it?
- Easy and fast with good results many times
- Saves instructional time
- Minimizes distractions and misbehaviors
- Improves students’ attention and focus
- Keeps the class on track
- Provides effective prompts with little effort
- Brings students back to the task at hand
- Does not have a significant negative association
- Can be utilized in the middle of instruction, activities, and discussion
When should I do it?
- When students are off task, inattentive, goofing around, talking out of turn, etc
- When students are misbehaving
- When students are getting off topic
- When students are not doing an assignment or task correctly
- When students appear confused or lost
How do I do it?
- Simply provide a student or students with a quick reminder of what they should be doing, where they should be, what the expectations are, the class rules, routines, etc
- Do not make your redirection more than one or two sentences.
- Give your redirection and keep going on with what your were doing
- Be clear and concise with redirection statements
- Make your redirection to the point
- Redirection can also be non-verbal, such as eye contact or proximity control
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