I’ve been experimenting with recordings to help with classroom transitions. Maybe the most important transition is regaining learners’ attention after some interesting group work. This audio gives them a countdown, provides some time–finish up, get to their seats, clean up–and signifies that it’s time for the next task.

Leave a comment if try this and you find it works. Sometimes it’s a matter of routine. Students might need to hear the audio a few times before really getting the process.