“My students (kids) don’t listen.” We’ve all said that at some point. So pretend they don’t hear. If you teach the deaf or blind, you obviously can’t do things the normal way. You invent new solutions.
If you pretend your students don’t hear, you go more visual. You show, demonstration, use gestures. You mime. You draw. You use body language in a new and more specific manner.
Social media is going in this direction – less words, more pictures. Move your teaching or explaining in that direction as well. Yes, a picture can say a thousand words. It’s good to remember that once in a while.