We are surrounded by noise and bids for our attention everywhere. We are constantly interrupted and being pulled from what we know we should be focused on. This happens in the classroom also. Engagement requires focus. Focus means amping up the signals of what students should be focusing on, and dampening everything else.
Clarity is perhaps the most important classroom management strategy, we have to engage our students. It is free to all and simple to do. What might create more clarity in your classroom?