I read so many comments from teachers in our Facebook Groups expressing how their students behavior has changed. Some teachers feel like kids aren’t able to work on the same project for extended periods of time — even as little as 30 minutes. They get bored or anxious, so they rush through the project in a haphazard way just to get to the next activity.
If this is the reality then perhaps we can reconsider how we engage with our students. To hold a child’s attention, a new strategy might be the best way to get them excited to participate in the lesson.
In this episode, I’ll offer my tips and tricks to keep your class focused and teach your students how to enjoy the creative process by slowing down.
I’ve included a free handout for early finishers below, because there’s no magic formula for timing lessons just right. This is a gift from us to help you with your early finishers. This is a condensed lesson from our Quick Activities for Early Finishers Bundle.
Join us in the Facebook Dazzler Group – after show discussion to discuss your process in the art room. What are your tips to engage early finishers? What’s the pace of your classroom? We want to hear what works for you, or maybe what areas you want to improve in.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
– How to keep early finishers engaged
– How your energy affects students (*if you get this down you’re golden)
– How to help kids make a connection to art using different mediums
– How to encourage students to be invested in the project and develop craftsmanship
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LINKS & RESOURCES:
DOWNLOAD a PDF from the Quick Activities and Early Finishers Bundle by clicking on the the yellow button below!
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