Erica Bohrer's First Grade: Getting Students to Listen
This fantastic resource was created by Erica Bohrer, she explains that: Teaching students to listen is no easy task. Sometimes, I feel like I am trying to herd a bunch of cats!
I use a “Whole Body Listening” poster in my classroom. The speech pathologists and ABA teachers at my school inspired the Whole Body Listening posters. They use a Whole Body Listening Social Story they created through Boardmaker to give the students an idea of what whole body listening looks like. As you know, many students on the spectrum struggle with eye contact while speaking. I have found that through my years of mainstreaming, the social story worked well for all of my students. So I decided to make a poster instead of social story to remind them. When I need students to listen, I simply say “Whole Body Listening.”
Click on the link to her blog here and you can download some of these resources for free.
Here is an example of one of the posters:
I am looking forward to using this next semester with the grade ones, using this links in with Bill Rogers model for behaviour management, by having simple rule reminders to reduce the amount of interruption to the rest of the students.