Teacher reveals genius way she gets her class to listen to her AND follow instructions – and they find it fun too
A CLEVER educator reveals the simple method that guarantees her students pay attention to her.
Kaitlyn O' Nan who teaches fourth-grade children in America (Year five in the UK) swears by this communication technique.
The primary school teacher took to her TikTok account to explain exactly how she makes sure her students have fun while listening to her.
Posting under the domain @thefirstgradeteacher, she said: "I have a hilarious story of the day for you."
Adding: "After watching a video about having a code word, I had to do it in my class."
Kaitlyn reveals that the technique involves having a code word, that the teacher has to say before students can do what they instruct.
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"What it is, is students can not do what you asked for them to do until you say the code word. This stops students trying to do what you're saying as you're giving the directions" she said.
"Every day I'm gonna let the students pick the code word. You wanna know what they picked today? They picked grandma" added Ms O Nan as she revealed her whiteboard.
She said that she uses the code word several times a day, and when students know it's coming they pay extra attention.
"So all day today I said 'are you ready for the secret code word? Alright ready? Grandma" said the teacher.
"We will have to see what they pick tomorrow," she said wiping out the word.
The post has been viewed a whopping 114k times and TikTok users have been quick to comment.
"You're such a fun teacher" one person commented.
Another TikTok user said: "Thank you for sharing the code word. I started it yesterday and it works wonders."
"Omg I love this I'm doing it" commented a third.
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