Classroom Hand Signals
During a lesson, it's always best to keep your momentum, especially when transitioning between activities. One way to speed up communication with your students is to use hand signals. Think of hand signals as sign language for your classroom. This is an easy routine to establish, though the reliability of your hand signals depends upon consistency. If you always encourage students to use hand signals for quick items around the classroom, the practice will become second nature a few weeks in. Support hand signals with anchor charts that explain the purpose each hand signal.