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Student Management

Musical Cues

Keep a tape player and several different jazzy or upbeat cassettes in your class in a place that is easy for you to get to quickly. When it is clean-up time, line-up time, lunch time, recess, time to switch centers, etc., play the music so students know that it is a transition period. You might even want to use the music as a timer for certain transitions when students are first learning the daily class schedule. You can also give them a certain amount of time to clean up, lin up, etcetera, by playing the music.

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Sponge Basket
Board Eraser
Picture Magnets
Chair Stacker
Weekly Meeting
Line ’Em Up
Attention Problems?
Show and Tell Notebook
Compliment Mailbox
Choice Cards
Specific Praise
Energy Patrol
Rug Time
Random Rewards
Student Spotlight Week
Seating Arrangments
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Australia
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Certificate Ceremony
Guest Speaker
Provide Variety
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Earned Privileges
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Lifeskills
Behavior Flowchart
Picking Partners
Name Sticks
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