It's called a "Blurt Chart". If students blurt out they take a happy face off the chart (they are velcroed on). They have 3 chances throughout the day. You can take minutes away from recess, etc. for each happy face taken off the chart.
For teachers: Do you ever have a student that just needs to get out of the room for a minute and get a new perspective? Give them "The mysterious envelope" to deliver. (I like the "mystery student" idea too)
During communicative activities, punch holes in the papers of students that are off task or not in the target language. Easy to keep track of participation when you collect the papers! Or spin it so a hole punch is positive.
The author posted this great idea of a calming caddy. It is filled with different sensory objects to help students calm down when getting frustrated. She includes things such as stress balls, calming glitter jar, play dough and notebook and crayons.
Homework club- If they turn all their homework in on time, then they get to stay in the club! If they don't then they are out of the club. Students who turn all their homework in for the entire month get to come to the monthly homework club lunch.
I ask each student to give me back a chip each time they answer a question. Rapidly the talking students use up their chips. Since they can no longer speak in the class it leaves the non-talking students to answer the remaining questions." (MORE IN POST)
Automatic Seating Chart Maker - Allows you to enter relationships between students and gives you a happiness percentage based on your preferences. All you have to do is type in your students names and add in the needs and relationships.