Create Direction Experts to Stop Repeating Yourself

One of my biggest pet-peeves as a teacher is repeating directions shortly after giving them. I knew I needed to come up with a solution to save my voice and my sanity when it came to making sure all my students knew what they were supposed to be doing. I decided the easiest solution was to implement a new job in the art room called, “The Direction Experts.”

If you’re tired of repeating yourself you might want to add this new leadership job to your classroom, too. For an in-depth explanation, make sure to check out the video!

How do you keep from repeating your directions?

What leadership jobs do your students take on in your art room?

2 years ago

Jennifer Borel

Jennifer is an middle school art teacher in Kansas who is passionate about creating an organized, well-managed environment where students feel comfortable to learn and explore.


  • Lathem_Und

    At the High School level, I use the “C3B4ME” rule, as in “see three before me.” It also helps to provide written and/or pictorial instructions for differentiation purposes.

    • I agree. Any time they can get information from friends I am a happy teacher. Also a good point about adaptions for those who need them.

  • Eliz Townsend

    Great idea! Thank you!