Need to figure something out for being better about passing back papers and getting kids to clean up. Maybe a visual reminder and more consistent integration in daily class time? From The Teacher Who Hated Math: Last Five Minutes
Exit Ticket - great idea! Use a dry erase board with the question. Have students line up and whisper answer to teacher on the way to lunch! No paper! I like it better as the students enter the room from after lunch - it would help to calm them down quickly and help avoid all the talking before getting to their chair.
Teaching Blog Addict, as it sounds, is a website with links to many other websites and blogs for teachers. This particular webpage focuses on an "artist of the week," but would work great as a "reader of the week"- students would feel important and recognized in the classroom