Teach English Abroad   How to Keep your Students Attention

There are many ways to get your students to focus during class but the following listed may give you a kick start with creating the type of classroom environment that you desire.
How to Keep your Students Attention

keeping_students_attention1. Stay Calm
The teacher is the leader of students and when he or she displays excited energy, positive or negative, it rubs off on students. Nothing excites children more than seeing the teacher excited.
In case you are angry or a student is angry or misbehaving it is your job to play the role of the adult and stay rational. Do not let your emotions get carried away. The students will identify this civil behavior and may start to practice it in the classroom, giving you a more pleasant environment.

2. Be Ready
Preparation is very important to productively getting young students' attention. When you come to your class with a lesson plan prepared you are better able to control your class. Organization means less time fumbling around and trying to figure out what to do next. You will always know what is next if you have planned ahead of time. It is almost not possible to plan for a class while you are teaching it. Planning ahead saves you time and headache. When you are organized you will be capable of keeping your students on task. This in turn, helps you to uphold their attention and the whole organization throughout the classroom.

3. Be Conscious
Paying attention to your students shows that you care. If they hurt themselves, if there is an argument between students, if they have good news to share or any other everyday occurrence, it should be addressed. When the students are relaxed around you they also begin to trust and respect you. Therefore, they are more eager to listen when you ask it of them.

4. Keep Moving
  Teaching children can be exhausting and fulfilling at the same time. Body language can play a large role in your teaching methods with young learners. It is particularly interesting to notice that when you stop moving and talking the children feel it is essential to start moving and talking. If you point to the board, objects and so on when teaching it helps them focus more on what you are saying. You are keeping their eyes from wandering. As a result, they absorb more information the first time you say it instead of you having to replicate it a lot of times.