Find out how Random Reward can be a powerful motivator in your classroom management strategy. Probably would use reward cards for this like extra computer time, sitting at the teacher's desk, listening to music while you work, etc.
I typically line kids up by calling girls first then boys, or vice versa, just to avoid a stampede. A few times, I’ve had a volunteer parent or newbie substitute … or one time a middle school teacher… call my class to “line up!
This is a poster that be used in your Kindergarten classroom to talk about rules and expectations from the day of school to the last. Or you could use it for High School students because it's never too late to learn good manners.
Idea-Quiet Critters - when you decide it's important for students to be quiet, pass out the quiet critters. Take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use.
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