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Student Management

Attention Problems?

Many students have a problem paying attention in class, usually during lessons when you are giving directions, during class meetings, during tests, or any other time where they are not physically involved in doing something. If you give these students a building set or set of crayons, however, they usually have total concentration. During times where these students cannot sit still, let them quietly draw or hold something in their hands. You can have a private conversation with them to see if they think these ideas will help and if they will still be able to pay attention to what you are saying. You can also ask them for suggestions; you would be surprised at some of the responses. You should also talk to the rest of the class about special circumstances for these particular students.

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