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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Introduction  17 noise, which means the children will know they can create a ruckus and still hear your signal. (In the same way that a whisper is more effective than a shout, you want a quieter signal that the children have to be listening for.) Nor will your voice be effective, as it is heard so often by the students. If a child still acts out, distracting or endangering other students, ask the child to sit on the sidelines and act as audience. However, give the child the responsibility of deciding when to rejoin the activities by stating, “When you are ready to join us again, let me know.” Whether the child is on the sidelines by request or is simply reluctant to participate, she or he should be allowed to observe only. In general, as in all matters relating to movement education, a positive attitude is the key. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL