The team stop sign is a management tool to help control the noise level during cooperative learning activities. If a team becomes noisy or off-task, place a stop sign in the middle of the team. Ask team members to be quiet for one minute and think about how they can work more effectively and quietly. This strategy is simple, but it’s effective for helping your students to refocus.
All Things Upper Elementary: Taking Time for Interactive Notebooks in the Classroom Wow. Find a way to plan, structure, and prepare in advance...perhaps by unit? This would be fantastic in ALL subject areas!