Novel ways to get silence from noisy students


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  • Jonathan

    Sorry forgot one…Also picked this up at a conference. If I’m having trouble I tell my students to point to where the noise/talking is. I keep repeating it in a conversational tone until the people talking or making noise realize that the whole class is pointing at them. An unexpected byproduct of this has been that by the time all my students have stopped being disruptive I’m the only one talking (“point to where the noise is coming from”) and everyone is pointing at me which means I now have their attention!