“NO matter how great the lesson, if students aren’t alert, sitting up, and actively listening, teaching them is like pouring water into a leaky bucket.”
KEY IDEA: An acronym that contains the five key behaviors that maximize students’ ability to pay attention.
Ask and answer questions.
Nod your head.
Track the speaker.
STAR (Sit up, Track the speaker, Ask and answer questions like a scholar and Respect those around you)
S-SLANT (adds Smile)
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)