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I had never heard of Tieks. I have however, read wonderful things about them from teachers across the U.S. who are thanking their Tieks after a long day on their feet!

For my new teacher friends..this is gold. Do this technique for any procedure, it works! The best "how to" from Fred Jones on establishing rules , procedures and standards in your classroom!---classroom management. Always need something up your sleeve ;)

Brag bracelets for students to wear as you catch them being awesome! I LOVE this idea!! {Via The Hands-On Teacher in First}

draw your attention to POSITIVE behavior! As chaos ensues within the classroom (and by chaos I mean anything from "getting a little chatty" to "full on riots"), I look for someone who is doing the right thing. And then... DING! I whack my little bell and the room comes to a screeching halt. Because: a) They know somebody is about to get awarded a tally and (even if they were the one go-go dancing on a desk they still hold a flicker of) hope that it will be their name c...

Timer Trick! Put your timers on stretchy bracelets to keep your students from wandering on washroom trips, extra-long library visits or manage computer sharing time! Kiddos love it!!

Love this List!! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects.