Behaviour Motivation - Write each child’s name on one end of a craft stick and store the sticks name down in a cup labeled “Mystery Student.” Choose a behavior and write it on the board. Select a stick, but don't reveal the name. Throughout the lesson, monitor for the behavior. If he achieves the goal behavior, reveal his identity and reward him (sitting at the teacher’s desk, writing with a special pen, etc). If not, tell the class that there was not a winner this time.
a really fun idea for classroom management/transitions... the "action cup!" write different actions on popsicle sticks, such as "pretend your legs are spaghetti" and have one student pick an action for the class to do each time they transition! there's a list of actions at the website!
When you say "fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.
Classroom Jobs-Teaching the meaning of "responsibility" by putting it straight into practice! Students keep their jobs for a week and then they`re "hired" for another position! Totally works for the teacher and kids are loving it too! JOBS: Door Opener, Eraser, Noise Patrol, Pencil Sharpener, Lights Monitor, Chair Patrol, Absence Reporter, Teacher Helper, Paper Passer