September 06, 2007
Echo Me, Please is a very useful tool for directing everyone's attention to you. You teach the students that whenever you say 'Echo me, please' they are to say it right back to you the same way you said it (mix it up by whispering, making it rhythmic, or singing it, etc). Then, make up something for them to repeat back to you. It can be from any subject, but it's best to keep it short. Even in cases where you have over 100 students, this can work. Once you say it, some students will echo you. Repeat the process until all of the students are echoing you and are looking at you. Have them echo a couple of things, then give whatever instructions you need to give them.