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TooLoud! app - hook up to smart board for visual for students so they can manage their noise levels themselves

from BuzzFeed

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Use an app like Noise Down, which will automatically sound an alarm when the decibel level gets too high. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

from 3rd Grade Thoughts

Brain Breaks Revisited: Better Than Ever!

A cute and easy way to do brain breaks. Anytime I think one is necessary in my classroom I would have a student come up and draw from the cup blindly and whichever activity they draw the whole class will do. All these ideas are real simple and provide as a quick break to help refocus my students.

from teachingwithamountainview.com

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

from Scholastic Teachers

30 Classroom Procedures to Head Off Behavior Problems

List of 30 procedures to remember to teach at the start of the year. Good list even for veteran teachers.