Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Behavior narration, part of Teaching Techniques: Classroom Management.
…After students have received instructions, it's important to reinforce their…movement and actions in a positive way, while still redirecting on-task behavior.…Behavior narration is a method that allows students to…continue to hear the instructions, take cues from their classmates, and…can help keep a positive classroom tone, even if a student needs to be corrected.…The essentials of behavior narration is that you will simply narrate the positive…behaviors that correspond to the directions you just gave the class.…Let's take a look at what behavior narration looks like, and…then break down the steps.…>> Okay, I see people closing their textbooks,…stacking their textbooks directly on top of their notepads.…I see chairs in the middle getting pushed back.…Thank you.…I see Angel moving the table over, tables are coming to the center of the classroom.…Thank you guys for lining the tables up very well, perfectly.…>> I see chairs are on the ends, stay on the ends, and…the rest of our students are now sitting on the back of the table.…
- Developing your voice and confidence
- Being consistently proactive
- Setting up procedures and routines
- Timing everything
- Intervening and redirecting
- Making student learning the center of it all