For an upcoming issue of The Mailbox magazine Preschool edition, I’m writing a feature on one of those classroom management issues that every teacher of young grades encounters: how do you get youngsters to raise their hands instead of just blurting out their thoughts, answers to questions, or random information that happens to be on their minds? (“Did you know my sister flushed my sock down the toilet and my dad can’t eat cheese?”) Every year when I was teaching, I would have at least one or two youngsters who found the hand-raising concept to be particularly challenging.
So how do you help little ones get this rule? Respond to this blog with a tip or an idea. If I decide to purchase it, you could win a $20 gift certificate and your name and idea will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Mailbox magazine.
Happy Friday, my friends!