In the name of staying up to date with the latest trends in classroom management this website includes some fun ideas for working with younger students. I personally like the “self control” bubbles. I think it is one thing to ask students have self-control, but another to have them practice it and understand what it feels like.
This blog has some interesting posts about classroom management and trainings available to teachers. I am not sure that I agree with everything posted, but it was interesting to get a different perspective. For example, one posts suggests to the new teacher to not begin with rules rather let situations present themselves then address them right away. I am sticking to setting the expectations up front.
The video I have included is just a brief reminder of how easily a teacher can fall into the trap of using negative statements in the classroom. The video presents to different teacher responses. Do you see yourself more like the first half or the second half of the video.