LOVE THIS IDEA: I picked a stick and they never knew who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a surprise out of the treasure box and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box or whatever I had and it was never revealed. FREAKING GENIUS!
Teachers are now coming up with many ideas of how to get the students attention and bring back their focus during a lesson. This is a great list of ideas for things to have your students accustomed to and ready to use to make the attention getters fun and entertaining for students. It is also a longer list so that the teacher does not have to repetitively use the same attention getter. This will help refrain from students becoming bored with it and will keep excitement up. -Jessie Brown
Quiet critters: In times of quite needed, pass out quiet critters. Take away from those caught talking. At the end of the activity, anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, or whatever system used.