Meet and greet each learner before the lesson starts (either at the door or in the classroom). Make sure every individual knows that he/she has been seen and welcomed (by name, if possible).
Entry/starting routine goes hand-in-hand with Threshold). Begin each lesson with a set routine, and insist that this is followed. Equally, end each lesson with a set routine. This lets learners know that the teacher is in charge right up until the lesson ends.
This is a short individual written activity that learners do as soon as they come into the classroom (part of the Entry Routine). It gets them thinking about something they will need to know for the lesson.
Every learner pays attention. Every learner follows instructions. Every learner participates in lessons. Every learner works hard and does his/her best. Every learner hands in work. Every learner learns. The teacher only accepts 100% compliance. This is non-negotiable.
Also called a Listening Cue – START/SLANT is used to get 100% attention. Only speak when every learner is looking up and sitting still.
Strong voice is used to get 100% attention. Only speak when every learner is looking up and sitting still.
We learn best through play, so plan to have some fun. Enjoyable lessons are memorable lessons (and they are much less stressful). If you really want a concept to stick, make it fun. Use a song, dance, story, rhyme, picture or joke. Colours, actions and funny sounds also make things easier to learn and remember.