Tip of the Week: Regaining Students’ Focus

by Abby @ Quaver on January 5, 2016

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

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Today’s Tip is for users of Quaver’s Curriculum!

Do your students still have a ton of holiday energy?

There are TWO easy ways to quickly focus your class by using your Lesson Plan Presenter.  

These methods are a great way to not only divert your students attention from all the fun happening on the Screen, but also can create an easily accessible whiteboard at any point in your lesson.

Here are TWO simple ways you can cut the distractions and focus your class instantly:

1) Pull up our Quaver Logo

The Quaver Logo is perfect for holding your place in the lesson.

  • Click TOOLS, and choose HIDE

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 11.29.29 AM

  • And Voila! You have a simple backdrop that should decrease the distractions and regain focus. Once you have regained focus, click anywhere on the screen to return to the lesson.

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2) Pull up a Blank White Screen

This screen is a great way to pull up a whiteboard to help illustrate a difficult concept.

  • Click the DRAW icon, and select the BLANK SCREEN icon.

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  • Using the DRAW tools, you can use the BLANK SCREEN just like a whiteboard. When you’re finished illustrating, click on the DRAW icon again to return to the Lesson Screen.

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What other Quaver methods do you use to regain focus?

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1 Dara January 5, 2016 at 11:22 am

Great idea Abby!!

Speaking of “Whisper, Talk and Shout and Sing,” my primary students are REALLY struggling with getting back into the swing of things in the cafeteria. My colleagues on lunch duty all use different vocabulary, so it’s hard to understand from one teacher to the next what is acceptable in the lunchroom.

I will be reteaching this song this week in hopes that our littlest friends can regain this skill…and maybe my colleagues will change their terminology.

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