Working on the Act2Learn models will be new to your students. At first, you might think they are unable to ‘stay focused.’ However, the more they run the models, the more they will become used to working physically in the classroom.


In order to go easily from the motion and sound of the models to the silence and stillness needed to communicate new directions, it is necessary to use some kind of signal to ask students to stop and listen. The following are some that we find helpful. In all cases, it is not necessary for every student to have seen or heard the signal, but rather, to respond to it as soon as they see that others are responding to it.

Classroom Control Techniques