Instead of having students stand around you with questions and such, they bring their clothespin up to you and you clip it to your clipboard, then they sit back down and you call them up when you're ready. HOW FABULOUS FOR Writer's Workshop!
The Turn-In Bin: Each student has a clip with red on one side and green on the other. When they turn in an assignment, they flip their clip over so green is showing-- easy way to keep track! (HA! I also love the bathroom passes!) :)
Are you a middle school or elementary teacher who is frustrated by lines of students wanting your attention? You are going to want to check out this post containing an easy strategy that both you AND your substitute teachers will love!