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Appropriate Talking Times
Students love to have time to talk and to share gossip. In order to keep them from doing it during instruction, I apply 'My Time'. During 'My Time', they must pay attention. They can not talk nor dist...
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Awesome Noise Control
I used to have difficulty getting the class quiet. Nothing short of screaming 'shut up!' seemed to make any difference. Then I wrote the word 'awesome' on the board. When I had to speak to the entire ...
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Behavior Dots
Ms. Taylor holds down noise levels in her classroom by rewarding students for monitoring and correcting their own noisy behavior. All it takes are her grade book, a handful of prizes, certificates, and an array of dots.
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Bell Work
I have what I call Bell Work at the beginning of each class period. I put 5-10 questions on an overhead projector. The questions are a variety of a review of previously learned information, or a previ...
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Cafeteria Music
To control the noise level in your cafeteria, try music. It really works! Musical pieces without words, usually classical, soft jazz or soft blues are the best. Some yoga pieces work too. Kids will lo...
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Call for Help
In my computer classes I have two plastic cups on each computer -- one red and the other blue. The two cups sit upside down, one inside the other. When the blue cup is on top it means 'Everything is C...
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Calming Disruptive Students
Often times the most disruptive students in the classroom have the most influence over their classmates. Barb has figured out how to use this to her advantage and create a calmer classroom learning environment.
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Cell Phone Discipline
I use my cell phone to help me with disruptive students. When a problem occurs, I just call any number and push the clear button. The students think I pressed the send button. I pretend that I am talk...
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Challenging a Chatty Class
Ms. Ortiz’s tally system will help you track bad behavior, establish clear consequences, and quickly teach a talkative class to quiet down quickly.
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Changing Signals
"I have a large rain stick that I turn over slowly when it's time to transition from one activity to another. Students know that they must be in their seats listening for instructions before it stops raining or their name goes in our discipline book.
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