Teaching Strategies to Get Students Listening

It’s never been easy to get a classroom full of youngsters to listen to you, and maintaining control of a class is always tricky. One of the worst things that can happen to an educator is having a principal, parent, or administrator saunter in to a roomful of chaotic, misbehaving kids. It’s a nightmare scenario!

But getting kids to listen doesn’t have to be a frustrating situation. Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator, examines some ways that teachers can use to get a noisy class to listen.

Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Use hand signals
  • Be a role model
  • Hold students accountable
  • And more!


In summary, Janelle writes: “Getting and keeping the attention of students these days is not easy, thanks to all of the new technology and the media that there is today. Use the above tactics to help you learn the shortest route to getting your students to actively listen to you.”

What are some ways you encourage active listening in your classroom?



Procedures are a part of life that helps promote stability. For instance, a procedure is always followed for any kind of doctor appointment – that procedure almost always entails the monitoring of blood pressure, the measuring of patient’s body temperature, and quick overall glance at the patient’s physical stature. Procedures are also followed for driving, cooking, and just about every other facet of daily life.

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox looks at classroom management procedures designed to foster a sense of community and culture, and why it’s important to teach and implement them.

Janelle’s procedural tips include those aimed at addressing even the most basic classroom topics:


  • Entering the classroom
  • Leaving the classroom
  • Asking a question
  • And more!



In closing, Janelle notes that effective teachers spend lots of time emphasizing their procedures, and that efficient classrooms are usually due in part to the strict following of procedures.

Do you have any tips on implementing procedures in your classroom?