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I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year. Then every month or every few weeks, I introduce a new attention getter, which my students can't wait for!!

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Greeting Students

A wonderful infographic with ways teachers can greet students beyond just the usual "hello." Creative ideas that would work for greeting family members returning home as well!

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Inspirational Poster: "When you enter this classroom" classroom decoration

When you enter this classroom...inspirational teaching poster

Give me five is a great way to get students attention with out yelling. It is simple and something the students will understand. Discussing and posting this up on the wall will help the students to know what is expected of them.

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Classroom Management

Classroom Management: Adjectives to be proactive in the classroom.

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A Transition Chant Freebie!

Classroom Freebies Too: A Transition Chant Freebie!~I can see this for Be in Your Seat for high schoolers, A count down without claps.

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The M&M Game

The M Game... Fun "Getting to Know You Activity"

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20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks

Attention grabbers


Giving Attention Seeking Students the Right Kind of Attention

Do you have a student that takes all of your attention away from others? Try these 10 easy ways to shower them with positive attention, without increasing your workload. #2 was a life saver for me last year!