NOISE...removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking!

NOISE system to control noise levels in your classroom - maybe change mine to take time off recess instead of staying after school

Chit chat chart- pull a square of the chart when a child is talking while the teacher is talking. If all 3 are pulled before recess...no recess. I have been having a really chatty class lately. I think this could work in my room.

Teacher goodbye letter

This would be great to hang in the classroom, so you know where all your students are at, at all times.

Use ribbon as a bulletin board border.

Positive self-talk ideas

An awesome anchor chart for telling time!

The Lettermate is an address stencil that keeps your writing straight and aligned, as well as letting you decorate your envelopes with hand-drawn designs.

how to make whisper phones. Great practice for reading out loud to yourself. Students pracitice hearing their own voice when they read.

Cooperative learning discussions - each kid gets 3 sticks to hold during group discussion - students put one stick in cup each time they respond - if all are used, they have to just listen for rest of time.

Use paint chips on a keychain to keep track of classroom logins. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

Seriously! I've said this a time or two...

Yes! Teachable moments - may they never be lost in the face of standards and the time crush!

If someone in your school thinks playing games is "wasting" time….show them this graphic!

I am madly in LOVE with this. students track their own progress and present it to parents at conference time.

Teaching Chick: classroom management

Teacher decor DIY-chalkboard paint letter. On the first day of school have every student write their name on the letter and display it on the door :)

Awesome idea! Can put worksheets in sleeve for students to reuse. I've done this forever! I actually just keep a few page protectors in the pockets of my binders of worksheets I have collected over the years. Saves so much time and paper!!!

While this is directed more towards middle and high school students, it would be something great to have in a classroom. Often times kids need to be reminded that once you post something you normally can't un-post it. -Kayla Gavigan

One of my ALL time favorite teacher tips! Helps the panic of a new student...Then I can grab it and say "I thought you maybe joining us today." instead of "oh, we weren't expecting a new student.". It will get us off on the right foot. bags for a "New Student" ... so much better than scrounging for stuff every time a new student arrives!