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Get Your Students to Listen with the “When-Then’ Technique

By the end of the year, students are immune to the sound of your voice. Getting them to listen to even the simplest direction can be difficult. Change up the way you talk to you students with the ‘When-Then’ management technique. Learn how in the video below!

Another thing to remember when using this technique is to stay calm and poised. Students can sense urgency and it only hinders the process. Good Luck!

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7 years ago

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.