Teacher Toolbox

Difficulties waiting to be called on in class

  • Be specific when the student is going to be called upon.
    Example: "After I call on Johnny, I am going to call on you."

  • Establish at the beginning of the school year the importance of raising the hand and waiting to be called to contribute. Hand a child a visual card for raising a hand as a reminder if they forget.
    Wait for Teacher to Call on

  • State the importance of wanting to hear the ideas of every student and the benefits from learning from each other.

  • Ignore the student who calls out and select another student to answer the question.