Students often hear the sound the teacher’s voice is making, but fail to tune into the meaning of the words. When students aren’t actively listening, they miss important information that can impact their academic AND behavior in the classroom.
One way you can help your students practice active listening so they will follow directions is with a fun activity called Listen and Draw.
Listen and Draw is a great activity to do with your class at the beginning of the year when you are teaching class procedures. Include these with your plans after breaks as a warmup plus a good reminder about practicing listening and following directions. Grab a free copy of FREE Listen & Draw – Following Directions Activity.