Discipline Tip—Attention Getter!

Discipline Tip—Attention Getter!

As a teacher or parent you have 7 or fewer words to get a child’s attention.  If you start every lesson or conversation with the same words, the children will stop listening before you ever start. 

A good Attention Getter needs to:

·      Have an element of mystery or surprise. 

·      Have the topic on a word card with possibly a picture.

·      Relate to the child.  Look at everything from the child’s point of view.

·      Use less than 7 words.

Check each Attention Getter with these four criteria.  The Attention Getter is the most important part of the lesson. 

An idea is to use a mystery box with a (?) on, to be opened later in the lesson.  Please share your best Attention Getter.



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