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