Today I assigned a student who always asks questions right after I say the directions to another student who could hear and repeat the directions.
I’m not sure if the student really can’t hear (because he answers questions when I ask him) or if he just enjoys being annoying or thinks it’s funny. But I. Cannot. Deal.
I am not repeating directions when there is a classroom of students who can do that for me.
No, I’m not going to leave anyone confused or abandoned but listening is also a valuable skill that needs practice.
My principal e-mailed me this article about giving students pencils; while I pretty much do that already, I felt listened to because it’s a problem we have discussed before.