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Behavior Management Tips: Purpose and More


Get the school day started of right using bellringer activities and keep student attention with the use of a foreign languages.


When students get too noisy as they work or play, try quieting them by counting aloud in a foreign language -- and don't stop counting until all the students join in. Change the language each month, so students learn to count in a new language as they learn to manage their behavior.

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Start each day off right by having students begin work as soon as they walk into the classroom. Such "bellringer" activities get the day off to a purposeful start by focusing kids' energies and attention. Assignments might be a review of a skill taught the day before, a journal-writing prompt, a puzzle.

Reward students for good work and good behavior with a silent cheer.

Article by Linda Starr
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