Remind 101...amazing tool! You can text them (but they cannot text you.) Send parents individual reminders or whole class reminders. BRILLIANT! And it's FREE! I just signed up and cannot wait to use it!
When students ask a question no one in the class knows (including myself), they can put it up on the Google Board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit, or whatever incentive you choose. They get really excited when a question comes up that they can put on the board and find out the answer to later...
from Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning
Classroom Discussion: Professors Share Favorite Strategies for Engaging Students
SAMPLE ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY: "I’ll pass out two or three poker chips to every student. As we begin the discussion I ask each student to give me back a chip each time they answer a question. Rapidly the talking students use up their chips. Since they can no longer speak in the class it leaves the non-talking students to answer the remaining questions." (MORE IN POST)
Student teacher tips that includes ways to help a pre-service teacher to start managing a classroom. I know this particular link is not just about classroom management, but I found it extremely insightful for my student teaching that is coming up next year. RD