Keeping the Group Focused
Watch as frontline staff use affirming statements with youth to reinforce positive behavior during the STEM activity. You will hear staff using attention-grabbing call-response phrases that require youth interaction, in order to keep the group working together. Pay close attention to the consistency and reinforcing positive behavior and the youth response.
Research suggests: Employing hand raising or other signals helps staff ensure whole-group involvement (Guide to PD for OST Science Activity Leaders).