In a message dated 9/23/2004 8:55:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Freeland, Sue" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>I've found that my frustration level with students not listening to directions is much more alleviated when I get their attention focused. It used to drive me crazy to have students ask where to put something not two minutes after I have given the direction.
Me too! But some students need a lot of alternate information. In classes where this is an annoyance you might want to post written lists, menus, diagrams that they can look at when they need to, fostering more independence. It can help to have both linear information (lists) and global big picture information (webs and maps) I also find that I can't think at all at certain times of day.