Quiet Spray! Love this and need one for the car too!!!

Take an EMPTY spray bottle and before needing quiet, "spray" the class. For example, when walking down the hall, or when expecting a guest speaker, and before a test.

22 Creative Classroom Door Ideas: jungle, fire month, reading month, winter, and others!

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Classroom Management

Post your pictures throughout the school year- I love this idea for a bulletin board that will not ever need to be changed!!! Just keep on adding pics!!! :)

Love the mgmt ideas passed on from Dr, Jean in this blog post!

22 Creative Classroom Door Ideas

Classroom Quiet-Down Techniques: 10 simple & calm ways to get your class quiet quickly.

lots of classroom management ideas

Marzano: "This is probably one of my favorite things for my classroom so far. It’s a little self-assessment flip chart. I have made one for each student and it will sit on the corner of their desk. It is small enough that it won’t be embarrassing for the student but it’s big enough that I can see at a glance who is having trouble with the topic and who is doing fine. I might not use it for every lesson, but I do think that if I get the kids into the habit of using the flip chart..."

Cute! And relevant. Wouldn't it be great to replace TV with reading for entertainment? Bulletin Board ideas. From Marci Coombs Blog

Quiet critters-when you decide it is important for students to be quiet pass out quiet critters- take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use. Brilliant! Teaching Chick

The Mystery Box is one of our favorite classroom activities!! Introduce it with the "Mystery Box" song from Super Simple Songs 2. http://www.supersimplesongs.com/cd2-18.html

Happy Birthday balloon taped to a pixie stick: pass out on child's birthday!

The Sharpener that all the teachers are talking about. It was even made by a teacher...The blog also has a description of her pencil management in her classroom, very clever! I SERIOUSLY need this!!!!

Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom.--"Warning cards"

In today's schools, teachers need to have a wide range of practical st | Special Needs Project

How we go home! It's perfect since it changes so often!