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132: The Classroom Countdown Conundrum

Using a countdown in the classroom can be extremely effective. However, teachers innocently misuse countdowns during instruction. Tune in to hear tips on WHEN and WHEN NOT to use a countdown in the classroom so that student learning is maximized.

Quotables

  • Countdowns create urgency and keep the focus on behavior management so that we can get down to learning
  • The best teachers empower kiddos to take charge of the momentum of class
  • Countdowns should be used sparingly or they lose their effectiveness
  • Going to school for kids is their job

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.