October 5, 2013

Beating Boredom

We have all had disruptive students. Often-times, disruptions come as a result of boredom. One way to curb disruptions and boredom is to keep students engaged both physically and mentally. Allow students to move around, to work in groups, and to discover information on their own. Also, you can break the monotony of ordinary questions and answers. Accept responses to questions in creative ways other than verbally spoken. For example, in this week’s Out of the Story section, the question is asked, “What character in the story do you most identify with? Why?” Allow students to write, draw, sing, or even rap a response.