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Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast - Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network 25th December 2017
132: The Classroom Countdown Conundrum
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132: The Classroom Countdown Conundrum

Using a countdown in the classroom can be extremely effective. However, teachers innocently misuse countdowns during instruction. Tune in to hear tips on WHEN and WHEN NOT to use a countdown in the classroom so that student learning is maximized.


  • Countdowns create urgency and keep the focus on behavior management so that we can get down to learning
  • The best teachers empower kiddos to take charge of the momentum of class
  • Countdowns should be used sparingly or they lose their effectiveness
  • Going to school for kids is their job

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