Classroom Transition Tools

Quiet CoyoteQuiet Coyote – raise your hand and form fingers into a coyote shape to single it’s time to quiet down and turn attention to the the instructor. Use to bring a group back together from small discussions.

583px-Thumbs_up_by_WakalaniThumbs-Up for comprehension – think of this one like a very simplified, analog clicker; ask students to give a thumbs-up or thumbs down to gauge their confidence with the material.

HandsClap if you can hear me – another quick transition for refocusing the class.  Start quietly by clapping and saying “clap once if you can hear me.”  Repeat with twice and three times, raising your voice, until the entire class is with you.


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