Put student's names on the back of YOUR nametag so that you won't have to worry about finding the list during something like a firedrill. Most brillian idea ever.

As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students’ attention. Brain Breaks are important, but there are plenty of things you can do within a lesson …

Use an app like Noise Down, which will automatically sound an alarm when the decibel level gets too high. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

No Homework Binder --Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.

Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book.--I also like that I would be able to see at a glance who didn't turn work in...

20 middle school routines and procedures to keep your students on the right track and out of trouble. Set your classroom up for success! | http://maneuveringthemiddle.com

Pinner said, "I put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going" Good idea!

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