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Giving Clear Directions for a task

While it may seem simplistic, it is very important for teachers to give clear directions to their students. This practice takes some effort and experience to be sure students completely understand what is being asked of them. This collection provides some background into why this skill is essential for teachers and offers some techniques as to how a teacher can always say what they mean,
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Giving Clear Directions for a task
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Teaching students how to give directions can be beneficial to the teacher as well. This is because the teacher has to think about what errors they students are making when trying to tell someone how to do something. I think by doing this, the teacher gets better at understanding how directions need to be formulated. I really like this activity and think it is great for both students and teachers.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    I really love the way this interactive professional development activity provides a detailed, step-by-step process for creating clear directions to give to students. After viewing this presentation, a teacher should have a much better idea of who to go about do this task.
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    How To Give Your Students Unforgettable Directions

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    Jeffrey Sack says:
    Giving clear directions is part of great teaching. This article provides some information as to how a teacher can develop their direction creation so that all students will understand what they need to do. I really like the way the author outlines the individual steps for the reader.
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    Practical Teaching Tips For Giving Instructions

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    Jeffrey Sack says:
    Giving instructions is hard. There is always the chance they will be misinterpreted. I really like the way this article summarizes many practical tips teachers can do to make their directions better. I think this would be a great resource to read if a teacher is having trouble.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    An effective and essential practice of classroom management is giving students clear directions. This module provides teachers with a variety of activities they can perform to create and practice using their skills. I think this is a great activity that would be really beneficial for all teachers to try.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Have you ever had instruction backfire in the classroom? This comedy video does a wonderful job of telling why it is essential for directions, especially to students, to be as clear as possible. I had a great laugh with this, but it does a wonderful job getting the point across.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This interactive lesson presents everything a teacher needs to know about creating clear instructions for their students. I love the animations and how the viewer is moved around the screen. I also think the content here is really good.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This video, presented by a master teacher, presents some great advice as to why clear directions are necessary in the classroom. I really like the way the presenter gives examples from her own experience. I think this video is a great place to start developing the skills of giving clear directions.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    One of the biggest reasons teachers often see off-task behavior is because students did not receive clear directions for a task. When students are not given a step by step approach, we start to hear the dreaded "I don't know what to do!!" This module by Arizona State University will give you a fantastic foundation for giving clear directions and creating a positive classroom environment.
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