Kids with Short Attention Span in Class: What to Do?
1. Call his/her name.
This is one of the easiest tips, as you can slip it in anytime. Don’t single any child out; consistently call out anyone who gets distracted.
2. Make sure his/her table is clean of anything other than the current activity.
3. Carefully locate the child’s seat.
Don’t put him/her near distractions (e.g. door, children with loud habit, children who are coughing/sneezing, pencil sharpener, etc.)
4. Point to his notebook/the activity to bring back his/her attention.
5. Stand next to him/her every once in a while.
Without saying anything, your presence will help him put focus on what he is doing.
6. Assign him to do classroom job once in a while.
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