10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Managment: If you are having classroom management problems, take a look at this article, which explains what NOT to do, and the more effective practices you should try instead.
Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
Secret Sticks and Shhh...I'm Talking With My Pencil table tents. This works wonders when neighbors are chatting! The kids just simply grab their Shhh... signs and put them up. Actions speak louder than words. :)
I like this idea because I feel like it will help students be on their best behavior. If one student earns a bracelet, the other students will want one too, whoch will then enforce them to be on their best behavior so that they can earn a bracelet, too.