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Old 11-22-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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As I mentioned earlier, sometimes the smallest details can make all the difference. If you stuck to 30 seconds without slowing the count, that may have been enough to nix your efforts. Elementary students often respond to affectation in speech - this may well explain the different outcomes that you witnessed. Try saying it exactly the way the coach said it and see what happens:

"ten......... niiiiine...... eight... seven.. siiiiiiix... fiiiiive........foooooouuurrrr. .................threeeeeee.... ..............................t woooooo........................ ..............one.............. ..............and..... we're done!" Be sure to increase the pauses as students near the end.

You might even add some animated, exaggerated gestures (e.g. sweeping arm movements with head back, looking up to the ceiling). How about a LOUD gong or other unexpected sound to signal when time is up? It's all about showmanship!
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