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How to Give Directions Just One Time

Nothing is more frustrating than giving directions and having students ask you about those directions three seconds later. Somehow, this seems to happen all the time! If you’re struggling with this situation in your room, be sure to watch the video. Using the call and response technique just might save your sanity.

And if you’re looking for even more great tips, be sure to check out classroom management guru Michael Linsin’s presentation at the 2017 Winter Art Ed Now Conference. He’ll be sharing how to regain control of any class, at any grade level, no matter how bad it’s gotten. You won’t want to miss it!

How do you make sure students listen to directions in your room? 

What other tricks do you have to share?

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6 years ago

Cassie Stephens


Cassie Stephens is an elementary art teacher from Nashville, Tennessee with nearly 20 years experience and an AOE guest contributor.