FREEBIE! ATTENTION GRABBERS! I love to use these attention grabbers in my classroom. They are very easy to implement into your everyday routine. I used to do the (clap, clap… clap, clap, clap). After a while the students become immune to it. You can start by introducing them all to your class, 1 or 2 at a time, or display them in your room. The teacher says the 1st part and the student says the 2nd part. Now you have their attention! Easy, Peasy! Lemon Squeezy! HAVE FUN!
When a student breaks a rule or expected behavior, don't say anything, just reach up and remove a shape from the board. Reward or punishment for left over shapes or an empty board.. Shapes can change with theme or season.
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!