Top Ten Ways to Get (and Keep) Their Attention

PDK Okanagan

InvolvementRecently I prepared a poster on the Top Ten ways to gain students’ attention.  It was displayed at the UBC Okanagan Centre for Teaching and Learning’s Annual Conference Engaging Every Learner on May 3rd.  As part of my project, I asked viewers of the poster to share their favourite ways to gain attention in class.  So, here is the collected list, with some additional ideas from one of the sessions I attended on Interactive Techniques with Richard Plunkett, including a list of interactive techniques prepared by Kevin Yee.

1. Involve Everyone

It can be a challenge to design activities in which everyone feels engaged, but Liberating Structures has a number of great suggestions for format, invitations, and content that can ensure that everyone has a stake in the proceedings.  Contributed: give the whole class a task that can only be accomplished by everyone fulfilling their assigned…

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