Author: Adrian Tennant | Published on 1 February 2023


Question: Why is it important to get your learners’ attention?

Answer: To make sure they know what they have to do. 


Learners don’t pay attention 100% of the time!

There can be many reasons for this:

  • They are tired.
  • Another learner is talking to them.
  • They are worried about something.
  • They see something happening outside the window 

When you give instructions, it’s important you have the attention of all your learners. If you don’t, they may not know what to do – and you’ll have to repeat yourself. 

Techniques for getting learners’ attention include: 

  • Clapping your hands.
  • Saying: “1-2-3, Look at me.”
  • Ringing a small bell.

How will you get your learners’ attention?