8 Ways To Redirect Off-Task Behavior Without Stopping Your Lesson

By: Angela Watson

student hibernatingDo you continually have to stop your lessons because of one or two off-task or disruptive students? Are you frustrated because the kids who don’t want to learn are continually interrupting the ones who do? Here are 8 ways to redirect off-task behavior without interrupting your lesson or allowing your entire lesson to be derailed.

1.  Use fewer words and less emotion.

It’s easy to drift into lengthy lecturing, nagging, and yelling questions we don’t want to hear the answers to. So, train yourself to start using a handful of phrases that are short and to the point. I like:

  • I need you to __.
  • Please ___.
  • Let’s stay focused.
  • I don’t like that.
  • Not appropriate.
  • Stay with us.”

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