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Posted on October 6, 2017 4:26 pm
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zone out
When i'm teaching a lesson the students kind of zone out and can not answer any of the questions I ask them after. What are some suggestions to get the students attention and make them more interested in the lessons.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 6, 2017 9:15 pm

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try using my interactive teaching methods such as videos pictures modeling and games depending on the age group you need to get them involved. If the kids are older try passing out a worksheet that allows the kids to fill in blanks.
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Solution 2
Posted October 8, 2017 2:51 pm

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You may also try to get the students up and moving during the lesson. For younger students you may start the lesson at the carpet then move them to their seats. During the transition the students will get a small mental brain break and you can refocus their attention. Make sure they are not just seated and listening during the whole lesson.
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aXejeG
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This is a very innovating teaching strategy! Nice recommendation!
  Posted on: October 9, 2017 2:41 am

yzujyV
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If I were in this situation, I would do this. Providing brain breaks are a great way to get students to pay more attention.
  Posted on: February 19, 2018 10:21 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 8, 2017 9:06 pm

raMaba
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Ask problem solving questions during the lesson. Have them turn to a partner or their group of tables and have them discuss the answer. Let them know that you will call on one person per group and that it could be anyone. This way all students are prepared to answer just in case they are called on.
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Great idea to have the students partner together! Peer interaction is a great learning tool!
  Posted on: October 9, 2017 2:41 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2017 2:55 am

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Try using lesson hooks to get the students engaged. Try to use videos and different expressions to make sure they are having a good time. Maybe do something silly in the middle of teaching to get their minds back to you.
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Solution 5
Posted October 16, 2017 2:22 am

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Do not underestimate the power of positive reinforcement! I find the best way to get students involved is to offer a reward or motivator. I am an aide, and all my teachers keep candy (something small like skittles , etc) at their desk and when a student is involved and active they get a skittle! The school also has something called Bolt Bucks, and if the student is behaving exceptionally well, they get a bolt buck. They can either save these up for a field trip, or spend them every Friday to buy small things like erasers or back pack stickers, etc.
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Solution 6
Posted October 15, 2017 9:26 pm

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Just try and keep them interested with fun activities.
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Solution 7
Posted October 9, 2017 2:40 am

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Try to make lessons more engaging-- provide increments of time dedicated to an open class discussion throughout different points of learning. In the end, when you ask questions, students should feel more prepared and involved in the lesson.
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Solution 8
Posted October 13, 2017 2:25 am

Xaparu
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A sign of children that are zoning out in the classroom means they are bored. Maybe change the way you teach your lesson plan you will see the students change the way they act to your teaching.
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Solution 9
Posted October 15, 2017 1:50 pm

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I would do something different with your lesson plans and do a more interactive lesson instead. Students do have a hard time keeping focused but as teachers, we need to work beyond that and get them involved.
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Solution 10
Posted February 19, 2018 10:22 pm

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Provide an engaging lesson for the student that is geared towards their interests and hobbies. Also provide visual cues that can allow the student to focus back on the lesson.
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Solution 11
Posted February 21, 2018 1:25 am

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It is said that even college students can only focus on ten minutes of lecture, allow breaks between lecture with activities or other forms of the lesson.
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Solution 12
Posted February 21, 2018 2:38 am

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Add in some interactive elements such as clapping, snapping, checking for understanding. Also make sure you're not just talking and talking and expecting the students to be paying attention. Encourage interaction throughout the whole lesson. Moving the seats around grabs students attention, so allowing students to stand, sit somewhere else, etc. could help grab and keep their attention.
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Solution 13
Posted July 2, 2018 2:30 pm

Markelle Maddock
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I would try to incorporate more interactive activities to keep them engaged. Zoning off is common and I used to do it myself in school! Finding hands-on activities are also a great tool to keep them from zoning out.
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Solution 14
Posted February 25, 2018 5:16 pm

Nicole McVey
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I would make the lesson more interesting and bring in more learning style components. Allow for manipulatives, visuals, sound, technology integration... student-centered learning is idea for captivating student interest. Allowing them choices in their learning and collaboration with peers while being monitored and assisted by teacher makes a world of a difference and with proper planning it honestly makes teacher easier. Practice makes perfect be sure to go over expectations and procedures as its own lesson prior to attempting new lessons that are student-centered.
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Solution 15
Posted February 25, 2018 7:35 pm

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This issue seems to involve more the student being unmotivated. I have two recommendations. The first one is that you need to build community and trust with this particular student. This way the student doesn't think he is learning a bunch of unnecessary information. Next I would recommend implementing a reward system in the classroom. Something simple and efficient like the ticket based reward system in the classroom i work in has done wonders and the students are always content and motivated.
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Solution 16
Posted February 25, 2018 7:38 pm

PeWaje
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This issue seems to involve more the student being unmotivated. I have two recommendations. The first one is that you need to build community and trust with this particular student. This way the student doesn't think he is learning a bunch of unnecessary information. Next I would recommend implementing a reward system in the classroom. Something simple and efficient like the ticket based reward system in the classroom i work in has done wonders and the students are always content and motivated.
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Solution 17
Posted February 26, 2018 12:18 am

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Try using kahootz. An interactive game to get the students involved.
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Solution 18
Posted October 5, 2018 1:55 am

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I would try to include their interests in the lessons. If some students like sports, use that theme when creating questions or choosing passages to read. Maybe change the names in math problems to your student's names, that may catch their attention hearing their name and start to engage in the lesson.
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This is also a very good solution.
  Posted on: October 8, 2018 12:34 am

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Solution 19
Posted October 8, 2018 12:34 am

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Ask the students why they are spacing out. They may have some underlying condition you are unaware of.
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