This post is loaded with 30 classroom management ideas for the Kindergarten, primary and elementary classroom! Classroom management tips and tricks for whole brain teaching, alternative seating, bucket fillers, and so much MORE.
EDITABLE Hand Signal Signs, Classroom Management, Rainbow Chevron
These are different hand signals students can hold up in the air when they need to tell the teacher something; rather than shouting across the room or waiting for the teacher to come to the student's desk.
20 middle school routines and procedures: This list would be good to keep when planning class procedures. I don't think you could do every single one of these, but it would be good to go through and see the ones that will work for the class environment.
Before I started using non-verbal signals for classroom management I struggled with students interrupting lessons to ask to go to the bathroom or get a drink. I saw a huge change after I introduced these sign language hand signals into my classroom manage
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"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.
Routine's & Procedures: Using non-verbal hand signals could be an effective "Managing Materials" and/or "Managing Noise" procedure. Procedures are essential to creating a classroom conducive to learning.
Use "secret" hand signals to have students SHOW you what they need. Each finger means something different, so the teacher can differentiate what kids need when there are 7 hands raised! Great classroom management technique for nonverbal communication.