March 10, 2004
A technique I have found effective for reducing the amount of time it takes for the class to form a quiet line-up is to hold up signs. I have four face signs on different coloured cardstock: a grinning face, one with a small smile, one with a small frown, and a face that is crying. I stand there silently holding up one face up at a time. The students have to get the grinning face before the line moves.