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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Classroom Management Tip #4: Five Seconds to Quiet

Procedures are the key to good classroom management and a procedure to get quiet and pay attention to the teacher seems logical to me. I always instituted the “Five Seconds to Quiet” in my classroom; and by the time I had counted backwards from five to one, the expectation was that entire class was quiet. It worked most of the time. Structure will help you tremendously; so teach procedures that give you the structure you need. Below you will find the quiet cards I gave my students. Create your own or use mine but have a procedure for getting quiet that does not involve the teacher yelling.

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Five Seconds to Quiet


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