Tag: discipline

Choosing Students – Chants

Mickey Mouse is the perfect way to choose a student in class. Unlike Einie Meanie Minie Moe, it  allows the students to actuall participate in choosing themselves, so the teacher can avoid any “blame”.

It goes like this. For each word, point … Read More ....

Classroom Rewards Lottery

Here’s something one of my mentor teachers did back when I was a student teacher. I don’t have any experience using it in my own classroom, but it seemed like a good idea…

Many classrooms are grouped into desks, with … Read More ....

Marbles in a Jar

This is an idea for improving the co-operative spirit in the classroom (or as some may refer to it, “classroom management”). I learned it from a teacher trainer in Canada, as part of a seminar on “Assertive Discipline.”

Basically, you … Read More ....

Signaling Device

Use a bell to signal stoppage and time out in your class. An acoustic signalling device really works.

Use a two step approach. One ring means “FREEZE”. Boys love freezing! Another softer ring means relax and focus attention to the … Read More ....

Yellow Card / Red Card

Soccer is an international sport and students really understand the yellow card / red card system. Make yourself a card and use it as a great classroom management tool!

Yellow is a warning. Make sure to make eye contact when … Read More ....