First day class rules: I actually have this taped to the inside of my classroom door. After my students see these (and chuckle a little), my rules don't seem so bad.---like this idea :) start the year off with some tongue n cheek humor :)
I had forgotten about this group-work time strategy: Collaborative posters - Each student has one colored marker. Students are not allowed to swap colors with other students. Teacher can assess at a glance who contributed what to the activity.
Engaging students with special educational needs through international links
Classroom Management- Positive reinforcement is a very effective strategy for maintaining discipline. When a misbehaving student sees or hears another students being rewarded for their behavior, they often change their behavior. They want the reward or compliment that the other student received. In addition to that, many students will not respond well to negative reinforcement and harsh consequences. With positive reinforcement it helps get your message across without calling out students.