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First Grade Teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I grew up hearing the phrase,

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I grew up hearing the phrase, "practice makes perfect."

In my first grade classroom we practice math skills, reading skills, social skills, and organizational skills. In order to improve any of those skills, we need to have good focusing skills. I am excited to use this fabulous strategy to practice focusing skills with my students!

9-12 High school Mathematics Teacher

This sounds like a great

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This sounds like a great idea. I think it will really help students to notice the skills they need to really stay focused to comprehend something they want to hear and and understand.

Teacher, Writer, and Artist

TRY VOX POWER I’m helping

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TRY VOX POWER

I’m helping Helena out with the track meets and yesterday afternoon was the junior varsity regional championship. Elbows and knees … going as fast and as high as they can. Helena teaches language arts across the hall from me. She’s the school's track coach.

At the track meets I use the school’s track and field team official megaphone so everybody can know real well how high and how fast their child went. You put that thing up to your lips and squeeze that trigger and blast out words that crackle like lightening.

I thought to bring it to class today. I thought to use it in class. By talking into it. The megaphone.

And now I’d like to offer up to my friends in the teaching business that the greatest tool for teaching 8th graders Georgia history is available at Radio Shack. It’s the AmpliVox S602M 25W Piezo megaphone with a detachable mic. The model number is S602M and the catalog number is 55025884. There’s also a switch you may accidentally push—twice—that makes the megaphone produce an extremely loud siren sound. Let’s make that: siren brain-melting blast. I cannot tell you how loud this siren brain-melting blast is, but if you wanted to get the attention of some kids in Afghanistan while you were teaching Georgia history in the United States back over across the Atlantic Ocean then this is the switch you’d push on the AmpliVox S602M 25W Piezo megaphone with a detachable mic.

Georgia history spoken through a megaphone. The genius of it boggles the mind.

By the way, the greatest teaching tool on Earth for inattentive school kids costs only $109.99. It’s worth every single nickel. Their extremely attentive expressions today were worth priceless Confederate bills.

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I think I'll give this a try

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I think I'll give this a try tomorrow with my high school students. If it goes well I'll have to look for more similar activities. I think it's great for after lunch or the last hour of the day when students seem to really struggle to focus. Thanks for the idea.

This is powerful and very

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This is powerful and very practical . I really will like to find the way to apply this in my Maths class. I recently began to device strategies to get the students attention in the class but as see this as very practical and effective from what I read here.
Thank you very much.

Content Writer - Academic Wrtier - Business Plan Writer - Article Writer

This is a great idea for

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This is a great idea for students to develop their learning skills.
I would like to suggest that student have to participate in skills & learning development program and workshops including: IT training, study skills and information about further sources of advice.

Workshops are suitable for undergraduates, taught postgraduates and research postgraduates, and are completely free (subject to a non-attendance fee).

Postgraduate students should look out for sessions and workshops run by the Universities and Graduation Schools.

Hope this should also help to develop skills and focus on their academic achievements.

k-3, AIG, ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

The discussion of ages, how

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The discussion of ages, how to teach focus!!! Thanks for the idea to improve student attention to active listening. I hope it will be useful and fun for the students...

K-8 music teacher

I loved reading the article

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I loved reading the article on focusing. I will use the listening and focusing activity with my students tomorrow, and I will share the blog and the activity with my other teachers.

1st Grade STEM Teacher

This is a great idea. It ties

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This is a great idea. It ties into the whole brain learning approach and Steven Covey's leadership habit of seeking to understand. As a first grade teacher, it is important for students to listen, and focus so they can make the connection to reading. This will be fun to try, and I think it will be very beneficial!

eighth -twelfth grade Business teacher from the Caribbean ( St. Lucia)

I totally agree about this

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I totally agree about this creative idea. I am definitely going to use it with my 10th graders and of course tell my colleagues about using this strategy. Thanks for sharing

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