Managing a DI Classroom
Here are some more strategies to try with your class when you are using DI strategies.
Minimize noise. Teach students about appropriate noise levels for different activities. Practice moving quietly around the room. Set up a quiet section in your classroom for those who are easily distracted by noise by providing headphones.
Teach students how to rearrange furniture. Create a few floor plans and teach them to match the plan.
Make a plan for students to turn in work. Be organized by providing a place for work to be stored between activities or to submit their work when they are done.
Promote on-task behavior. Let students know that they are responsible to do the work when they are working. Give positive feedback when they are on task and showing appropriate behavior.
âTo me, a silent school is not a school at all. Enforced quiet not only keeps the kids from being themselves and keeps teachers from finding out who the kids are, it also kills learning. Communication is the lifeblood of education.â The Big Picture, 2004, Dennis LittkeyMargaret Benham
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