In order to listen to instructions, students need to maintain their attention. This is an effortful process for students and it is helpful to simplify and shorten instructions to maintain understanding and minimise overload. Ensure the class is quiet and focused when you provide instructions that the students need to remember and act on.
Ask your students:
- What do they do when they are listening?
- How do they know someone is listening to them?
Some examples students might raise are maintaining eye contact, body direction and not talking to people next to them.