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    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!

    Such a simple way to ALWAYS get student names on their papers!

    A Peach for the Teach: How to Help Calling Out and "Class Clown" Behavior

    Homework checking made easy. I keep mine on a clipboard. This is great. I'm going to set this up for next years' class.

    GREAT idea for homework organization---or any work that needs to be turned in! You can quickly see who is missing their work!

    [Video] Watch how this teacher uses responsive classroom techniques to get students focused and ready for learning.

    Classroom Management Strategies | 25 classroom management strategies to get silence from a noisy group of students

    Managing Students Who Need Attention

    I just started to use this in my classroom. Students move their clothespin to the stage of writing they're currently working on. Allows students to track their progress and lets me see where everyone is!

    Writing Conference Chart

    First day of school idea.. GREAT blog overall

    Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.

    She stores all the papers for each unit/theme in binders. So smart. I keep cramming stuff into bursting filing cabinets.

    Blooms higher thinking questions

    Alternative Seating: Standing areas for those who can't sit still and love to stand up. I have just the furniture for this!!

    Front folders for unfinished work instead of inside desks where sometimes the work disappears into black holes. - or on the sides if they sit at tables!

    I LOVE this! I can't stand the shoulder shrug and "I don't know" response.

    This clothespin system will help you keep track of who has turned in their homework. Students flip their clothespin to the smiley face side when they turn things in. | Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers

    Movie clips to talk about bullying. Wow, this is terrific collection of good movie clips.

    instead of a banner, use crayons glued on clothespins to display student work

    Blurt Chart. Each student starts with 3 post it notes. When a student shouts out without being called they take one off. Last child to have all 3 gets rewarded.