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Classroom Management Tip: Attention Getting Signals

nrIt is no secret that clear procedures are one of the most important tools we use as classroom teachers. Students need them, and they help to ensure that we maximize instructional time. Nick Romagnolo uses attention getting signals with his students to ensure that class time is not lost. One of the most important tips about using attention getting signals is taking time to teach and practice the procedures. Watch as Mr. Romagnolo works with his class to learn and practice this classroom management procedure.

Pay close attention to the following techniques this master teacher uses:

  • Varying his clapping
  • Incorporating Repetition
  • Ensuring he has students’ attention

Check out more Classroom Management Tips and Tricks on The Teaching Channel’s Classroom Management Video Playlist Tip Page.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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