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I love these! Animated timers that you can put on the projector. Gives students a visual for the time they have remaining. Plus a fun surprise (noise cue) when time is up! :)


Fun Countdown Timers for the Classroom

Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.

music box. Put on Smartboard when students arrive or during a calm down time - they are silent as they watch and listen. This is so cool!

FREE Noise Meter~ The more noise the more the balls bounce. Challenge your students to get the balls to remain completely still! Cool visual and positively reinforcing!

Each time a student interrupts you or blurts out, hand them a card and keep talking. There are a number of ways to incorporate this into your existing classroom management system, or to use as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 intervention.

from The Cornerstone

The easiest, simplest way I’ve found to differentiate instruction

I used this form a few times a week to assess the work students did independently. It makes it super easy to correct any misconceptions right away, plan the rest of the unit based on how well the class understands the current skill, and assign differentiated follow-up tasks for every student.