A set of posters with common student requests to display in the classroom.
👍 Classroom Hand Signals Cut Down on Interruptions
Every teacher knows that one of the most difficult parts of classroom management is setting up clear expectations. Use these posters at the beginning of the school year to show your students some acceptable ways to ask for assistance.
🤲 How Do Classroom Hand Signals Work?
Students can use these to show that they need to use the restroom, have a question, need a pencil, or have a comment to share. This set of posters will cut down on classroom distractions and keep your classroom running like a well-oiled machine.
Hand Signal Posters included are:
- Got It!
- I Need Something
- Not Ready Yet
Prep teacher Rachael Callen says she uses these hand signs as a form of non-verbal communication in her classroom (see photo below!) to ‘try to save my voice a bit!’.
Image via Teach Starter ambassador Rachael Challen.
How to Make the Most of Your Classroom Hand Signals Posters
- Print the poster on letter-size paper, slip it into a clear sleeve, and use it in your guided groups as a reminder.
- Print the posters on letter-sized paper and display them in your classroom for daily reminders.
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