Who is ready for a management tip?
How many times do students ask you questions about things that you just said? Or how many times do students try to interrupt you during reading groups?
I use "Ask 3 Before Me" with my students. They are told to ask 3 other people before they can ask me. If 3 people can't answer their question, it usually means I didn't do a good job in explaining directions.
Many times when students have a question, it is because they weren't listening in the first place. They will have to do more work to get the answer to their question and hopefully learn to start listening to directions.
I created this poster to display in my room so students are reminded of the 3 Before Me rule. I printed out the black and white copy and then just colored in the boxes before I laminated it.
You can get a copy of these posters for free! I've included the black and white copy as well as 8 other colors. Take your pick! Just click on the picture below to download.
Now, head on over to Kelsea's page to see this week's tips for teachers!