3 New Ways to Get Your Students’ Attention


by Cody Wilson
Kinder Teacher, KIPP: Indy Unite Elementary

For months, getting my students’ attention was the bane of my existence. I pulled out all the stops: “1,2,3…Eyes on Me,” “Hands on Top.” I even got creative with some cool clapping call-and-response. Yet I never seemed to get more than 70 percent of my students’ attention. There were always three or four who just kept on working or talking.

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