Use these sayings and tips to get students' attention at the beginning of class, when ending a task, starting a new activity, or lining up.
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Interrupting can be a problem in many primary classrooms, so some simple management techniques can help. The "No Interrupting!" song is just the ticket to easily learn this rule, as demonstrated in this great video. Enjoying some music and movement while learning this lesson, these kids will surely remember how disrupting it is to interrupt. Tha...
draw your attention to POSITIVE behavior! As chaos ensues within the classroom (and by chaos I mean anything from "getting a little chatty" to "full on riots"), I look for someone who is doing the right thing. And then... DING! I whack my little bell and the room comes to a screeching halt. Because: a) They know somebody is about to get awarded a tally and (even if they were the one go-go dancing on a desk they still hold a flicker of) hope that it will be their name c...
When someone is doing something they shouldn't be, instead of calling them out, ring the bell and draw attention to someone who WAS on task. (She gives a tally.) Makes everyone aware they are being watched without hurting feelings. littlestlearners....
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Classroom redirection without interrupting the class. Copy about 10 of these on a piece of paper, laminate, cut out, carry some in your pocket as you walk around the classroom. If a student if off task or disturbing, lay one on the desk. Later the student should return it to you with an explanation and promise. Great idea for centers.