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20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention

Need to do these...especially at this time of year.

This is amazing! By the 3rd day the minute the helpers were passing out papers the boys and girls were sing it without me!! It worked! No papers without names this week!!


I'm Done Jar- TBA's most popular post!

Ideas for 'I'm Done' plastic jar.

End of the Day Jar-- really this could be used, with different questions, at the beginning of the day or following a lesson as transition, closure or consolidation.

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

"Teacher Cards" -- instead of using a prize box this is a deck of cards filled with rewards that students can enjoy in the classroom. (and they're FREE!!)

Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students!

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.


I'm Done Jar- TBA's most popular post!

Early finishers


Adorable Bulletin Board Idea

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