Crafty Counselor Chick: Cool Down Cubes. Students who have trouble controlling their anger are asked to take a cube and try the cool down strategy written on it. Examples: count to ten, take 3 deep breaths, talk to a friend, tell the teacher, etc.
I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year.
KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent
25 Chatty Class Classroom Management Strategies for Overly Talkative Students (Miss Giraffe's Class)
I Can statement display, create with all reading and writing standards on flip rings and display in student center. Accountability, transparency, and can use for exit tickets! ("How was this standard addressed today?
Building a Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall
Holiday FREEBIE -Are you a middle school or elementary teacher who is frustrated by lines of students wanting your attention? You are going to want to check out this post containing an easy strategy that both you AND your substitute teachers will love!
Emoji Lesson Scale - Relatable and current. Students leave a post-it note next to a number/face to rate their understanding as they leave class. Cool Idea for formative assessment to see if they "got it" :)