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I recently wrote about the fact that I use hand signals in my classroom to silently address the needs of my students without interrupting groups or 1:1 sessions. Yesterday I posted about how I also use hand signals during my lessons to identify what a friends are about to verbalize.
I have one more hand signal to help manage your classroom.
It's the "me too" sign.
You know how a student will say something and 15 other hands shoot up because they make a connection? The "me too" sign allows those 15 youngsters to let you and everyone in the room know that they also did whatever the speaker did or that they also like whatever the speaker likes. It's a great way to keep everyone on task, yet it lets them "be heard."
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