My name is Wintermute and this is Dumbr. A blog that gives you teaching method ideas for new teachers who have no teaching methods. Here is one of those methods. I saw someone else do this, I myself would not do this as it would not work for me in my class, but it may work for you.
On the very first day of class, the teacher will stand in a spot in the class room, typically in the front, and in the center of the rows of students. The teacher will explain the importance of this spot. When he is in the spot the students are to give the teacher their full awareness, no exceptions.
Now typically you don’t want to be teaching from one spot, it’s good to move around, use the board, interact with students etc. But if there is something important to say, homework to go over, test questions to give, or anything of the sort, you stand in the spot. Once you reach that spot and stand there the students know right off its time to listen.
This is a wonderful form of discipline, as I mentioned in previous post the most important part to discipline is repetition, the students know to listen and behave once you are there. Or if they have done something wrong they know it’s serious as you are in that spot. It will calm and quiet the classes meaning you do not have to yell.
Again it is not my method, but that does not mean it’s bad, I think it’s a wonderful idea. If I were to use it, it would be for discipline only.