Touch Student on Shoulder
TOUCH STUDENT ON SHOULDER
Why should I do it?
- Provides quick and easy way to redirect off task students, misbehaviors, talking, etc
- Does not disrupt the instruction
- Increases student attention and focus
- Effective non-verbal cue
When should I do it?
- When a student is off task, talking, misbehaving, goofing around, staring, sleeping, inattentive, etc
How do I do it?
- When a student is off task, inattentive, misbehaving, goofing around, etc, walk by the student and tap them on the should, arm, or hand to get their attention
- You do not need to stop instruction or the task at hand, just tap the student while you are instructing or other students are participating, perhaps giving the student a “look” when you get their attention after the tap
- You could also tap the students desk to get his/her attention