Volunteers: Defer to the teacher to be consistent with classroom norms.

It is likely that students will need to be redirected if they get off-task. Don’t assume kids who get off-task are bad kids or not interested in CS. Check with the teacher before class to ask how they would like you to interact with students who are off-task. They might suggest that you introduce yourself and ask "What are you working on?"

Example: "How would you like me to respond if students are off-task?"

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