Are you a firm believer in classroom noise! The good, productive, on-topic student voices that occur when learning is abuzz in the classroom? But even, students forget to self-monitor their own noise level no matter how productive and on-task it is.
As students progress through elementary school grades, we often see a worsening of learned helplessness. Do you have students who shut down? Could they solve a problem if they really tried, but they just won't? Are they constantly asking for help or putting forth minimal effort? Read and watch a video about why this happens, and learn how to fix it, at A Peach for the Teach.