The strategic stating of a student’s name can promote student attention and reduce off-task behavior. Here are three examples: 1. The teacher is lecturing on a subject and then says, “In our class we have three experts on this topic of …. They are: ______, _________, and ______. 2. A student partially answers a question, and the teacher then says, “Eric, what would you add to Jenny’s statement?” 3. A student answers a question posed by the teacher. The teacher then says, “Watch out Eric, you’re next.”
On the next post we will discuss unison student responding.