Amen! You waste valuable class time repeating instruction. Sometimes I write
on my board (if simple enough) Most often ... an enlightened neighbor of the
'negligent' student explains the directions. Good for the students 'on top of
things', good for the 'daydreamers' and great for the teachers! Save your voice
and sanity by setting expectations for listening and for making the students
responsible for their actions -or lack of.
LaDonna Dixon, NBCT
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but, it annoys enough people to make it worthwhile."