First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."
This has great classroom management tricks an tips. I really like them and I think I will use a few for the little ones next year. Great ideas for PreK-2 and maybe older. Learning Adventures with Mrs. Gerlach: Motivational Magic!
Promote empathy and apology of action with this "How to Apologize/Say Sorry" poster packet to support character education in your classroom. Improve classroom management, teach your students to use positive language, and build a safe and nurturing classroom environment. Includes 2 versions & parent letter.
Classroom Management/ Reward Idea - pick a stick and class doesn't know who that person is until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they get a reward. If the mystery person doesn't behave their name goes back into the container.